Monday, 23 March 2020
“So, we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen 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.
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