Monday, October 12, 2009

So we do not lose heart...

Welcome to TUESDAYS TOGETHER (in the WORD). # 31 I am so glad that you have joined us.

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This week our reading (as posted on the sidebar under the button) was from II Corinthians 5-8; Psalms 110-114; and Proverbs 23.

For my post today - I am backing up into the end of last week's reading.

II Corinthians 4:16-18

"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner
self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is
preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look
not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the
things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."




I am currently studying Priscilla Shirer's book, One in a Million, with the ladies of our church. This passage made me think of some of the things that we are learning in this study. I want to share a quote with you from the end of week #3:

"We've got to know that sickness, financial debacles, martial disasters, heartbreaks, and the greatest needs of our lives don't have to derail our relationship with God. In the midst of our pain, God makes a way for us to see and experience His greatness." (pg 77)

We have to remember that whatever we are dealing with right now is the "temporary - the transient." What is going on in the unseen world right now - for us- is the eternal. Therefore, we do not lose heart.

I am still chewing on this thought. So, tonight - I leave it with you.

By the way, I recommend the Bible Study to you. You would enjoy it too. I know you would.



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5 comments:

Tricia said...

I finally got to do a post :) I have to go do math with the boys, but did want to go ahead and link up, I will be back in a bit to read yours!

Blessings!

Tricia said...

I underlined that quote in my book also... it is good to remember that in the midst of our pain God does make a way for us to see and experience how great He truly is, we just have to focus on Him and not on the pain...

Blessings!

Meredith said...

I'm so glad Tuesdays Together are back on! and I am so thankful He makes a way for us to see his greatness in the midst of ANY storm.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Such wonderful verses...I have been hindered by ministry fatique, busyness, and computer problems...so I apologize for my lack of blog-visiting and the fact that I can only take part in Tuesdays Together sporadically right now. Thank you for being such a beautiful encourager.

Much love to you...

Nishant said...

it is good to remember that in the midst of our pain God does make a way for us to see and experience how great He truly is, we just have to focus on Him and not on the pain...
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