This sentence jumped off of the page in the middle of this chapter, “To make the most of your life, you must keep the vision of eternity continually in your mind and the value of it in your heart.”
This resonates with me as truth and I think about what I do every day; teaching, guiding, molding my children; literally on purpose because I love them so much. I constantly pray that their hearts would be open to His teachings and that God would give me the wisdom to see and capitalize on the teachable moments that seem to occur daily.
In order to do this; just like the stewardess instructs us on the airplane to put the oxygen mask on us parents/adults first and then help our children put on their oxygen mask; I must keep in the forefront of my heart all that Christ has done for me personally first and then I am able to share and guide my children. Knowing that I have a place to spend eternity and a purpose on earth until I live in heaven for eternity, truly does set the stage for my days.
Just like Isaiah 40:11 states, “He tends his flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.” I want to tend to my flock, carry them close to my heart, and gently lead.
Please help me Father to see continually how you do this for me specifically as my Lord and then help me to care for those around me...my children who I know You have put in my care and anyone else that You bring into my life…help me to keep eternity in my thoughts and in my heart and help me to share...tend to their hearts...and gently lead them to You.