Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Today’s note is to you, me and all the Godsy Girls that need an encouraging word in Christ.
How’s your vision? How are you seeing things? Keep your gaze fixed on Jesus and His [known and unknown] purposes in your life. Regardless of how you feel; God is at work in your life. Your present trial is working an “eternal weight of glory” in you. You’re not going through this pain in vain. A glorious plan is at work. Praise God for this Word from the Holy Spirit to me this morning!
Did you know when you buy a car, the minute you drive it off the lot, it begins to depreciate? That means that each minute, second and day you own it; it incrementally loses it’s worth and value. The same happens with our physical bodies. We can work hard to slow the process, but aging is imminent. The body is decaying and eventually will return to dust.
But there is good news!
In spite of the rotting of our outward flesh, our spirits are being renewed day by day. The Spirit of the living God rejuvenates us by the power of the Bible. He recharges us by the regenerative power of prayer and fellowship with HIM. Each time you shut out the world and plug yourself into quiet time with the Father, you become exhilarated and invigorated. He renews us with brand new grace, mercy and love every single, solitary day.
Church is important to your growth; but spend time with the SOURCE of all things. Sometimes people make church itself a God. It cannot be! You leave it for days at a time. Don’t simply rely on Sunday and Wednesday for spiritual sustainability. Your church is not equal to God. He, alone, is your Redeemer and source of strength. Keep your faith in Him.
As you stay “plugged” into your Source of renewal; you’ll find the troubles of the present world grow smaller and shrink in contrast to the power of your Jesus. Whether your life is plagued with the pain of an unloving spouse, a friend’s betrayal, rebellious children, unsaved loved ones, financial problems, health problems, grief or whatever – God has something for you that’s not worthy of comparison.
So, again, fix, lock, your eyes on Him and the invisible attributes of His kingdom. Pastor Nate Holcomb says “Fix your eyes on Him and look away from everything else”. Don’t lose heart, Godsy Girl. Look not on what is seen, but what is unseen! Keep YOUR mind on Him!!! The enemy is counting on you to break down, to give in, to falter, to fail. But the devil is a liar and God is true! You keep on looking in the right direction and HOLD ON!!! He hasn’t left you. You’re going to make it in Jesus name!
Final Note: I can no longer answer all of the emails Godsy Girl.Com receives. I’ll keep trying, but in the meantime, thank you for the emails and testimonies as a result of Godsy Girl. God uses you to not only hone my gifts, but also to encourage my heart. God bless you that have accepted and re-committed to Christ recently! Thanks for letting me know. Hold on, you’re in for the most exciting and fulfilling ride of your life!