2 Corinthians 4:16-5:8 (New International Version)
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 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.
The things that we do on a daily basis prepares us for our home in heaven. We may fail a few times, triumph in others but God is there the whole way. We are daily renewed because our spirit is fixed on our heavenly reward. Then I got to thinking….this could all pass away so quickly as we have seen mother nature at work in the southern US with the storms and now the flooding that is driving people from their homes. Some of us have never seen a tornado except on television. How do I liken these earthly storms to what is in heaven?
2 Corinthians 5
Awaiting the New Body
1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.
4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
The things of this earth can be destroyed but our faith in God stands firm. We as human beings cry out for things that well we earned, we worked hard for and we feel we deserve. While we are here we are burdened. God is preparing a room for us in His Father’s mansion! That house must be gorgeous! I long for that roof over my head!
I wonder, what does my room look like? What has been set aside for me? What does my Father have in store for me that is for no one else? Oh the joy to see that finely furnished place!
What does your room look like?
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