Tonight I was helping my Mom set up her new laptop computer. I'm very proud of this lady in her mid 80's and her willingness to take on computer technology and the internet. Unfortunately I wasn't totally successful at getting her online...we'll try again tomorrow. But during the process of starting up the new machine, we waited during several applications as they were loaded and as the new computer was made ready for use. It struck me as we tried to patiently wait for all the "downloads" to complete that something like this is happening now as we live out our earthly days. In a sense there is a lifetime process of "downloading" that is taking place in our lives as spiritual paths are built into our frame. Perhaps we will appreciate, from the heavenly perspective, how the Lord used every circumstance, crisis and relationship during our days in the skin to prepare us for use later, in the next dimension. Just as we must patiently wait for the new computer to be programmed for use, so we walk in patience now as we look to be of greater use during this life and in the life to come!
1 Corinthians 6:2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 4 If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge?