This is one last thought I wanted to share before sending out the Christmas reading plan tomorrow! Be encouraged as you “wait well.”
Since we know that we are living in the “already, but not yet” it is important that we wait well. We know there will come a day that God will come and make all things new. There will be no more pain, sorrow, crying, death, or mourning. We will experience communion with God, in the PRESENCE of God.
This doesn’t mean that there is not a correct way to live in the meantime. Quite the contrary, SINCE we know there will be a day that God will come and make all things new. We should live with a sense of urgency. Every single person we come in contact with is going to spend eternity somewhere. Psalm 90:12 tells us “…to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” We need to learn to number our days, because we know this life is short in comparison to eternity.
In order to make the best use of the days we have here, we need to get a heart of wisdom. Where does our wisdom come from? I’m glad you asked. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5
God gives wisdom generously to any of those who ask wisdom of Him. This wisdom is not like our earthly wisdom. This is a wisdom that passes our understanding. This well of wisdom never runs dry. It may be uncomfortable sometimes. It may not be what we want in the moment, but God always has our good and His glory in mind. That is wisdom that will last forever.