Discipleship training that lacks a clear view of preparation for eternity has little more than a “buck up and do good for Jesus” feel to it. The fact that we already belong to heaven and that our lives on earth are a pilgrimage toward heaven is rarely, if ever, taught. Yet that is what adds weight, meaning, and motivation to the process of sanctification. It is the reason Scripture calls us to “set [our] minds on things above” (Colossians 3:2).
~ Joseph Stowell ~