So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.
These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us.
There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever. (2nd Co 4:16-18)
The N.A.S. translation puts it this way, ” our outer man is decaying,yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.”
N.I.V. i love, it says, “outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” That even rhymes!
So when asked how i am doing,even in pain i say,
“Outwardly i am wasting away, yet inwardly i am renewed day by day.”
This old earth suit was not built to last forever but my soul was. This sold out earth suit at times seems to have a puncture in the ventilation system. There is something wrong with the plumbing at times…you don’t want me to go into details nor hear my cry but i got good news from the one who gave me this old broken earth suit… (<—-come back and Click Here) HE says,
These hard times are small potatoes.There’s far more here than meets the eye.The things you see now are here today, gone tomorrow.On the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on you!But wait…The things you can’t see right now will last forever.On the inside, where I AM making new life,not a day goes by without MY unfolding grace.I AM coming !With ME I AM bringing good times!I have prepared a lavish celebration for you.That, will will last forever.The only condition to MY love is that there are no conditions.Accept it, please accept it. If you don’t accept this gift that is your great loss and your choice not to love me backnot live with me now or forever.butI WANT YOU!Don’t change, come as you are.We’ll build a relationship.We’ll take it one thing at a time, flaws and all.Any changes that are madewill be you letting me into every part of your suit, your life.That is the way an awesome two way relationship works!I’m not offering a crutch i am offering a stretcher. I will carry you, but you have to let ME. Acknowledge me, look up at ME, at my face as you lay back.The more you let me love you and the more you fall in love with ME the deeper this perfect love will go.I can and will set you apart and eventually take you out from this world.I am here and you are there until your final day, however, on that final day…it is really just the beginning. Then the party, real life and an eternal celebration, that you hear others hoping for will begin.You got my chart, the map, the instructionsSo DO NOT giving up.How can you?!Your life, here with ME, in it is not over yet.
Then He said one more thing at this time as i was listening…
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?‘Then I will tell them plainly,‘I never knew you.I never knew you,I never knew you.Away from me, you evildoers!’
(if you need to read it yourself go to the gospel of Matthew 7:21-23 for this)
We will see it when we believe it.
You will see it when you believe it.
i see it because i believe it.
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