This is the path I walk around our property every day. Most days, I fill at least some of this time to listen to podcasts so that not only is my body benefitting from the exercise but my mind is being filled with good things.
Last week I was listening to a message by John Piper. The title of his message was The Path to Full and Lasting Pleasure. Who wouldn't desire lasting pleasure? I sure do.
He said something that touched my heart and I wanted to hear it several times to allow it to sink in deep.
"God will bring you - body and soul - through life and death to full and everlasting pleasure, if he is your safest refuge, and your supreme treasure, and your sovereign Lord, and your trusted counselor."
What is our safest refuge? Is it God? Do we consider God our supreme treasure? Is God our sovereign Lord? Is God our trusted counsellor?
We can have that hope and we can be confident that God will bring us through to everlasting pleasure! One day my life on earth will be over and on that day I'll experience something beyond what this earth has offered. I'll realize the best joy ever when I see my Saviour face to face.