Time with God - Jan. 4, 2011
Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Making time for spiritual things like prayer is more important than focusing on material things!
Paul says that the "things which are not seen" (spiritual things) are more important than the "things which are seen" (material things) because spiritual things are eternal.
Are you focusing your life on things that will have no value after your eulogy is read? Or are you focusing your life — your time, your energy, your abilities, your money, your relationships and your thoughts — on things that will last forever? Things that bring God glory, things that lead other people to faith in Christ, things that encourage others in their spiritual growth.
A focus on self always leads your life in the direction of things that do not last. A focus on God always leads your life in the direction of things that really matter. What is the focus of your life?
Ask God to `open your eyes' to what really matters. Sometimes that starts by closing our eyes in prayer.