How does knowing about heaven affect my life now? - Heaven - TouchPoints

How does knowing about heaven affect my life now?

2 Corinthians 4:17For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever!

As heaven-bound followers of Jesus, we can put heaven and earth in perspective. Here, most of us will live for less than a hundred years. In heaven, 100 million years will be just the beginning. Yet amazingly, how we live during our short time on earth prepares us for heaven. This gives purpose to life, perspective on our troubles, and anticipation for the unique roles God has planned for each of us in eternity.

Matthew 6:19-20"Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. [20] Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.

Knowing we will spend eternity in heaven should lead to prioritizing things that have eternal value. Our relationship with God and our relationships with others will be our greatest treasures in eternity.

Philippians 1:6And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.

The key to perseverance on earth is having a clear view of heaven. When we see clearly where we are going, we can endure the hardships along the road.