Eternity is one of the things we have to force ourselves to think about. We get so busy down here that we forget this life is not all there is. We allow ourselves to be stressed over things that won’t matter in five years, much less eternity. Life is more than our jobs, our coming and going, what we eat or the things we own. Jesus came to give us an abundant, eternal life. That was His purpose in coming. While this time of year can be stressful, don’t forget the real reason we celebrate is that Jesus came to give us real life that goes beyond the years on this planet. Remind yourself daily to keep an eternal perspective when it comes to life.
Here are some Bible verses on the life God gives.
1. It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh conveys no benefit [it is of no account]. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life [providing eternal life].
John 6:63 AMP
2. Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life. When Christ (your real life, remember) shows up again on this earth, you’ll show up, too—the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity, like Christ.
Colossians 3:3-4 MSG
3. The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.
John 10:10 GNT
4. Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].
2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP
5. My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me— we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!
Galatians 2:20 TPT