An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Therefore . . .

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

I'm thinking this will be my new verse to memorize, or maybe I'll have Alexis write it out in calligraphy and put it in a frame to hang on the wall, or I could have it tattooed on my other ankle. "Light and momentary" being the key words, as well as "glory and eternal", and then there's "seen and unseen". With the holidays, and all the new firsts, those things have gotten harder to remember lately. I think these are the day's all those kind people warned me about nine months ago when the hope was still so fresh and eternity didn't seem so far away; it now seems pretty far away. So, I pray harder, cry more, and hold on tighter. In desperation I call on my prayer warriors, only to find out that they are already responding to God's urging to go to their knees to hold me up in prayer at this time; just another testimony to God's never-ending provision. So I pray for them right back. Light and momentary, glory and eternal, seen and unseen; holding on tighter to my Savior's hand until I see Him face to face for myself.


OurCrazyFarm said...

Sorry Pilgrims Cottage~ I managed to lose your comment so had to copy and paste it:))

Pilgrims Cottage said:

Love the way you did these photos. How very true what 2 Cor. says. It's a real encouragement to know that while our lives on this present earth is temporal and full of troubles, we have a glorious eternity waiting.

OurCrazyFarm said...

My mind processes so much through photos and words, and I always find it interesting how God brings the words (these verses this morning) then in a random grab of the camera provides the visual . . . even if it's in the midst of a math lesson and a goofy dog and silly girls:)) Terri