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Old 08-13-2008, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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Call me crazy but sometimes I get scared of eternity. Make sense? Nope. I was thinking this morning about being alive forever and ever and ever and it's such a foreign thought at times. The thought of my life never ending seems scary at times. I don't know why. Maybe it's my finite mind that can't comprehend it. Has anyone ever had these thoughts or am I the only nut in the basket?
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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I guess I've always seen it (as a saved person) as a time of being free! We'll actually be free of time as well, so "forever" won't seem like "forever" on this earth, will it?

Interesting thoughts!
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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Oh, I'm saved. I received Jesus into my life 20 years ago. And yeah, that is what I kinda concluded to myself this morning was that maybe it won't feel like forever. I mean we are so bound by time in our daily lives. Everything seems to revolve around a schedule, even when you're on vacation. Like now, I have a meeting in 6 minutes, can't miss it cause I'm leading it. Without me there would be no meeting. Thanks CG, you are truly a shining Rock Star!!
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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I think it is exciting instead of scary to know that there is a better place than this existing world we presently live in and that we as believers in Christ will reside with the Lord in Heaven
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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Call me crazy but sometimes I get scared of eternity. Make sense? Nope. I was thinking this morning about being alive forever and ever and ever and it's such a foreign thought at times. The thought of my life never ending seems scary at times. I don't know why. Maybe it's my finite mind that can't comprehend it. Has anyone ever had these thoughts or am I the only nut in the basket?

Don't be afraid. May I suggest something? Do you know the song entitled: I Can Only Imagine? By the group called Mercy Me. Please take a moment out in some quiet time and truly listen to the words of that song. This is what eternity will be like with Jesus. Surrounded by His glory, what will my heart feel, will I dance for you Jesus, or in awe of You be still, will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall, will I sing Hallelujah, would I be able to speak at all, I can only Imagine.

No you are not the only nut in the basket, You are not a nut at all. What you are is a human being with real concerns. I urge you though, to pray to God for a peace of mind that surpasses all understanding. To bring you comfort in the promise that He will never leave you. Stay within His presence and hold fast to that promise. I can't wait to be forever with the Lord Jesus Christ. God Bless. You're not alone.

Your sister in Christ Jesus
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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Oh, I'm excited, it's just that from time to time I get this weird feeling about being alive forever, like isn't there supposed to be an end? There is always an end to everything, a movie, a good meal etc. These examples definitely don't compare or relate to eternity but I'm just saying that everything ends. So to conceive eternity as never-ending is tough at times
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Call me crazy but sometimes I get scared of eternity. Make sense? Nope. I was thinking this morning about being alive forever and ever and ever and it's such a foreign thought at times. The thought of my life never ending seems scary at times. I don't know why. Maybe it's my finite mind that can't comprehend it. Has anyone ever had these thoughts or am I the only nut in the basket?
Hello crazy No I don't worry about it. I think you're right our finite minds can not completely comprehend how wonderful it will be.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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There is no time in eternity so we won't miss it or even be aware of it..I don't really think about it that much..Shows how shallow I can be... I have had incidences happen in my life though when I have said "where did the time go" usually those were very joyful times when I was so absorbed in what was going on that time seemed to stand still Maybe it will be something like that.. I am not scared and sometimes even look forward to it..
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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Oh Blue I hope it is just like that. I am not sure where the time went from me being preggo to being a mommy of a toddler. All very joyous! I can't wait to live without diabetes, that is a chain I can't wait to be free from!
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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The prospect of living forever far outweighs the prospect of dying.
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