Jonathan Edwards once said, “The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.“
I find this quote so challenging. As Christians we are called to live radically different lives (including being “content to travel uphill”). Sometimes living this way is particularly difficult and we feel tiresome and weary. Keeping an eternal perspective will grant you peace and joy throughout life’s journey.
Revelation 22:3 “No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.”
John 16:33 “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!”
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”