Abiding with God

Your Dash

How will you spend it?

Back in February, I read a story of two people who are almost exactly my age who were killed suddenly. A policeman and a beloved teacher both died instantly in car wrecks. It reminds me this world is not my home and we are not promised tomorrow on this earth. There is only one promise of where we will live forever.

As I ponder this, and pray over it, I am reminded how much I want my dash to say something eternal.

I was born November 28, 1976 — 

The dash is where I am living as I have not died on earth yet.

The promise we have is we will live eternally with our Father God if we have chosen to accept and know His son Jesus personally and invited the Holy Spirit into our lives. Making Jesus the Lord and complete director of our lives.

Then we have the hope though yes, every single one of us will die in our human bodies here on earth, one day there will a new heaven and a new earth where we will reign with Jesus forever eternally.

How is my life impacting the eternal?

It brought me to this verse this morning in 1 Peter 1:6-7.

“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ whom having not seen you love.

Though now you do not see Him, yet, believing, you rejoice with the joy inexpressible, and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith – the salvation of your souls.”

My prayer is I will always be impacting the eternal, and God will be glorified. May I remember the hope and joy of glory to come in heaven, which is the hope of eternity.

How about you? What will your dash say?

Let’s pray.

Father God,

I pray my life is a testament to You and Your love, May I always direct others to You, and get out of the way. May my dash between my earthly birth and death of the human body represent You, glorify You, and lead others to You making an eternal and lasting significance where You are glorified.

In Jesus’ Name,


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