8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 1 Peter 1:8 (NIV)
"Not only does a Christian believe in the invisible world but he also counts on it. He acts, plans and lives as one who counts on the reality of the invisible. On the opposite side, the man of the earth does not believe in another world, or if he believes in it, he nods dutifully toward the belief in another world, but he does not let it change his plans any. He acts just the same as if there were no other world.”
A.W. TozerLiving as a Christian
“but he does not let it change his plans any.” This is where I find myself too much of the time; somewhere between the Christian who believes and counts on it and the Christian who does not let it change his plans any. It’s so easy to give a nod and a thumbs-up to a Christian life – but actually living it - and counting on it - every hour of every day? That takes more intentional effort than I usually offer.
Time for prayer and another cup of coffee as I prepare myself to act, plan and live as one who believes in the reality of the invisible - and to be filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy!