Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Seen and Unseen

A flower will bloom, but eventually would fade away, but God’s word is forever.            

               As a young child, we had things that we cherished, and eventually, we will outgrow those things. They would either be tossed away, donated, or given away, as a child I never understood why I couldn’t keep those items, but as an adult with children, I realized that we can’t always have what we want, things will change. What we experienced as a child we don’t realize until we become adults, but even then, some of us adults do not realize that most of what we see, touch, and experience in our world is temporary. If life on earth is merely temporary, you should know that your problems are not permanent either. Think about it, what makes us think that our problems will last always? We must not lose hope in the midst of suffering. Our troubles should not tarnish our faith. There is always a purpose behind our suffering. Paul speaks of the troubles that God’s people have and it will not last. The enemy Satan and his followers will not last. We need to concentrate on things that will last, the unseen not what is seen. Money is temporary, a car is temporary, a house is temporary, and a career is temporary, but GOD is ETERNAL (unseen)! Paul references the glory, the beauty, and true greatness of God and what He has prepared for His people when Christ will rule forevermore. "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18, KJV).


Saturday, January 9, 2021

New Year....New Beginnings!!


I know I can say for all of us 2020 was a tough year. You probably are thinking it’s a new year, so I want to be a new me, or maybe that is just me. I know for me there is one thing I want to experience and that is to learn how to live peacefully through God. How can I do this? Verse 2 Corinthians 5:17 states, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”. In other words, for me to live peacefully I have to allow change to happen in my life in this new year and I need to remove old things that are not allowing me to grow and embrace the new things that will help me to grow. New year new you have a fresh start in your life. You are wiping away the old and becoming into the new. The year 2020 has been a rough year for all of us and countless times I have heard people say over and over I can’t wait for 2020 to be over. Something has to change in 2021, regardless of the blessings and good things we experienced in 2020. We must apply 2 Corinthians 5:17 to our change. The verse is telling us we are new creations through Christ. It is telling us by accepting Christ as our Savior in our hearts conquers all sin that defines us. With Christ in our lives, we are wiped clean of our sins and made new, but when we do fall short and sin we are about to repent and reject its grasp. As we embark on this journey through the new year 2021, we have to embrace Gods word into our lives daily. This will help remove the sin that follows us daily through ourselves and other people’s behaviors. In order to embark on your journey of a new year and new you just recant 2 Corinthians 5:17 “You are made new” walking through his word helping you to live right while being surrounded by sin.

Embrace Your Purpose

  “Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments”. (Psalm 119:73)   As I was reading m...