One of my daily devotionals reminded me of a very important passage in scripture...a passage that we should all commit to memory:
"Therefore, we are not discouraged; rather, although our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen; for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal" 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
I challenge you to memorize and recite this passage, especially the highlighted portion. Let's remember that our lives here on earth are transitory. We know this from birth, and we should prepare throughout our life for our ultimate destiny, which is eternal life with our God in heaven.
When we commit ourselves to living with this necessary eternal perspective, we realize what's truly important in this world. During this time of drastic change in our everyday lives, an eternal perspective is the most necessary thing, even more important than toilet paper! When we spend time with God, and develop that eternal perspective, we will have peace that the world cannot give, even in the midst of struggles.
God is seeking intimate time with you. Are you making time to be quiet and spend time with Him? Our fast and noisy lives have been interrupted. Yes, we find projects to keep ourselves busy. But now, like never before, we have the opportunity to choose ways to spend with God, and allow Him to speak to our hearts. He's waiting for you....
Today's gospel reading from John:11:45-56 begins to set the stage for Holy Week by introducing the message that "The Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem. They looked for Jesus, and said to one another, "Will he come to the feast?"
During this upcoming Holy Week, let's commit ourselves to reading the daily readings and making time to sit in God's presence and listen to Him.
"Be still, and know that I Am God!" (Psalm 46:10)
In Christ's Peace....