I was speaking with a buddy of mine and we came across the nature of heaven. He was speaking to me about a few of the thoughts a professor of his had in regards to how heaven will be like. We were admiring and really thinking about what it would be like and something he said hit me. In as little words as possible he did the math, he compared the little time we spend here on earth and how fast time passes in relationship to being in heaven, in eternity. We think ahead and plan, sometimes even years in advance and it seems like such a long journey, but once we are there years in the future it seems as if it went by so quickly.

Then it made me think of the short time span which we live here on earth in comparison to the next life we will partake and I do not see myself or others living boldly. Keeping that in mind why do we flinch at the thought of doing or saying somethings? We should live with boldness, we should push past fear and live by courage for in the end this life was nothing but a dot on the everlasting line into eternity. Trust me, this is something I will struggle with and so many people but that is the key to the passionate life as demonstrated by many of the men and women who pioneered the early church. The concept that this short time span of preparation we call life should be lived with courage will not only benefit our spiritual life but it will enhance our relationships with other people; for we will not be afraid to ask for that which we need, we will not be afraid to speak our minds and open our hearts. With that element engraved into our being we will be able to both guard our hearts and love others as they should be loved as well as step out in boldness not only for our needs as humans but also for our calling as adopted children of God.

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