From Lead, Serve, Love by Gregory Lang
Envision Your Future
What lies ahead for believers is far greater than anything that has or will come to pass in the present world. This is the promise of God: eternal life with a heavenly inheritance rich beyond your conception. Pray for his kingdom to come! Envision your future.
If we are God’s children, we will receive blessings from God together with Christ. But we must suffer as Christ suffered so that we will have glory as Christ has glory. The sufferings we have now are nothing compared to the great glory that will be shown to us.
Do not be lazy but work hard, serving the Lord with all your heart. Be joyful because you have hope. Be patient when trouble comes, and pray at all times.
Training your body helps you in some ways, but serving God helps you in every way by bringing you blessings in this life and in the future life, too. What I say is true, and you should fully accept it. This is why we work and struggle: We hope in the living God who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
—1 Timothy 4:8–10
©Lead Serve Love 2011 by Gregory E. Lang
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