Monday, December 19, 2011

Heaven Bound 2 Corinthians

"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 Cor 4:16-17

Thank you Lord.  Reading your word each day is pointing me right back to your Truth.  I still pray for healing because I know that, that spirit lives within us.  But I know that, my inwardly body (my spirit) is what I need to focus on.  The pain is just for a little while, but eternity with you is forever! I'll take it.  I pray that as I live on this earth waiting for you to come get me, that I will live not for myself but for him who died for me and was raised again (2 Cor 5:15).   I am excited to be a new creation in Christ, which the old has gone, and the new one has come (vs 17).  This body is for you Lord.  I pray that I would serve you in every way.  Last Thursday, I woke up hurting, but you gave me relief as I served those that were spiritually hurting.  Lord, I ask that I can serve you everyday.  This way I can focus on others pain and encourage them, instead of my own.  As I ask often, "open wide [my] heart" to except your will for my life.  "God, [you] made him who had no sin to be sin for [me], so that in him [I] might become the righteousness of God" 2 Cor 6:21.  I pray that you will make my heart clean, "purifying [me] from everything that contaminates my body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God (7:1)".  Out of "Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death (7:10)."  Thank you, Lord.  To live a life with no regret is a precious one indeed.  I continue to lift my families life to you.  Make us pure in heart Lord and bring people into our lives that will give us the opportunity to pour your love and kindness out to them.  I also ask that I can give this same Love, your Love, to my family as well.  In your son's Holy name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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