5.03.2011

The best is yet to come.

I want to live my life as though eternity was really written on my heart, as it says in Eccleiastes 3:11.
I want to live in expectancy.
I want to hold nothing back, and live with my arms wide open and my hope unbroken.
I want to love like crazy... and truly carry out the call of being His "hands and feet."
I want to soak it all in.
I want to thank The Lord in every season -- knowing that suffering produces perseverance (Romans 5:3).
I want to live. Martin Luther King, Jr said that, "if you haven't found anything you are willing to die for, you aren't fit to live."

But through all of this -- all of my wants, ambitions, and desires -- I know that the best is yet to come. I know that I know that I know.

So, I will live my life as though eternity was really written on my heart -- knowing that the best is yet to come.
I will live in expectancy -- knowing that the best is yet to come.
I will hold nothing back -- knowing that the best is yet to come.
I will love like crazy -- knowing that the best is yet to come.
I will soak it all in -- knowing that the best is yet to come.
I will thank The Lord in every season -- knowing that the best is yet to come.


"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11

"Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven!" - Matthew 5:12

“He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” – Matthew 24:13

"But, as it is written, 'What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.'" - 1 Corinthians 2:9

10 comments:

Stacey said...

I love love love this post!
Wow!
If only we all had the revelation that yes, in the midst of it all, the best is yet to come!
xx Stacey

Jhen.Stark said...

THE BEST HAS YET TO COME! AMEN!

Love this Riley! LOVE THIS!

Katie Hufstedler said...

thanks Riley, this is beautiful! true true true and 100% important for sharing.

Annie said...

so true! it also brings to mind these verses:

john 10:10 - "i have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

deuteronomy 30:15, 19b - "see, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.... now choose life, so that you and your children may live."

Casey Martinez said...

amen and amen!! The best is most definitely yet to come and yet so often I fail to focus on that eternal goal!! Good for you and beautiful post!

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

love this :) reminds me to fix my eyes on eternity! blessings to you!

SavedthruLove said...

precious! Thanks for that one girl. God is calling us to work! To leave it all and forsake all for the kingdom of Heaven. So amazing. thank you!

♥cheche

Mia Helen said...

Amen Sister!!!

Jennifer Rod said...

beautiful post. so encouraging.

Emily Kate said...

Love this post, thanks for the needed encouragement!!