Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Eternal Purposes

"Therefore, we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

It's not fun to be tired, worn out, discouraged because kids aren't listening, distracted by a headache.

I know that's not exactly the same as "perishing", but I could kind of relate. :)

If focus is on ourselves, it can make us quick to snap at people, (sorry Shawn), and not put our best effort into what we're doing.

That was my day, but after reading the forth chapter of second Corinthians, it helped put my focus where it should be. 

Doing this VBS this week isn't for me, or for my team, or for Camp Assurance- it's to reach these kids, who maybe have never heard the gospel before, with Christ's love. It has eternal purposes, far greater then how we might "feel". So it should be worth it to go through a little suffering, knowing that it's not the temporary things that are important, but the things that last for eternity.

Photo credit: Shawn :)

1 comment:

  1. This is a lovely reminder. <3 I'm glad the Lord's word encouraged your heart. He is faithful.


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