As happy as I am with my life here on earth, I can hardly imagine how blissful eternal life wil be.
Look at the definitions of eternal life with me.
Eternal - the Greek word is aiōnios, and means:
2) without beginning
3) without end, never to cease, everlasting
a) the state of one who is possessed of vitality or is animate
b) every living soul
a) of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic "logos" and to Christ in whom the "logos" put on human nature
b) life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last for ever.
Never-ending total fullness of a happy life!
Kind of makes the things on earth grow dim, doesn't it?
I think about the comforts I have here on earth, and I am reminded that this world is not my home.
As much as I love my home, I look so forward to the home Christ is making for me now. I am not afraid to leave my physical life on earth to go to Heaven and spend eternity with Christ. Yes, I am concerned about the actual dying part, I hope it isn't painful, but the "after" is covered!
Thinking about life, both physical and spiritual, leaves me thankful, humbled, hopeful and excited!
L - Live your life on earth as you intend to live it in Heaven. "The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life." ~ Proverbs 16:17 (NIV)
I - Instruct others regarding the Good News. "He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." ~ Mark 16:15 (NIV)
F - Feast on the Word of God. "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." ~ Psalm 34:8 (NIV)
E - Eagerly anticipate eternal life. "But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope." ~ Galatians 5:5 (NIV)