Do you live with eternity in view? Leonard Ravenhill was famous for quoting Jonathan Edwards when he said: “O God, stamp eternity upon my eyeballs.” What if we as Christians saw the value in every moment of our day and lived unto the glory of Jesus Christ with the 1440 minutes God has given us today?
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Episode 017 Overview
In this episode, you will be reminded that every moment of our lives matter and that we must live with eternity in view (or as Leonard Ravenhill would say “with eternity stamped upon our eyeballs”).
Show Notes / Additional Resources
- Psalm 90:12 – So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
- Psalm 39:4 – O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is!
- The Bible also says in Ecclesiastes 6.12 that life is like a shadow that only temporarily appears. And in Job 14.2 it says that life is like a flower that flourishes then quickly withers and fades.
- “O God, stamp eternity on my eyeballs.” – Leonard Ravenhill quoting Jonathan Edwards
- When you’re safe on eternity’s shore will you wish you could live your life o’er? When He asks for the fruit of your labors will you offer Him idle hands? – Anonymous
- Oh to fully realize the littleness of time and greatness of eternity! – Thomas Chalmers (Scottish minister in late 1700s)
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The deeperChristian Podcast is the podcast to help you study God’s Word, know Jesus intimately, and discover how you can build your life around Jesus Christ. This weekly audio program, hosted by NRJohnson, dives into Scripture and encourages Christians to keep their focus upon Jesus Christ—equipping believers in how to study the Bible and know God’s Word, grow in their spiritual lives, and change the world. Main discussion topics center around practical advice on Christian living, Bible study, prayer, the Gospel, freedom from sin, evangelism and how to share your faith, the Christian disciplines, and the lives and messages from the Christian heroes from yesteryear such as A.W. Tozer, Charles Spurgeon, Major Ian Thomas, Oswald Chambers, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Corrie Ten Boom, C.T. Studd, George Müller, Andrew Murray, Leonard Ravenhill, E.M. Bounds, and others. Learn more about the deeper Christian life.