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Things We Can't See Now

Things We Can't See Now

04 April 2010

Today’s Reading: Judges 19-21; 2 Corinthians 4

Scripture:

There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever. (2 Corinthians 4:18 MSG)

As I read this today, I thought of the expression, “Seeing is believing.” Paul told the Corinthians that spiritual reality is just the opposite. In the spiritual realm, “Believing is seeing!”

Everything we can see and touch is temporal – it’s here today, but gone in eternity. The only things that will last forever are the things we consider intangible; God’s word to us, our values, our relationships, our character, the acts of love and service we do. These are things that bridge the gap between the visible and unseen world.

We’re not keeping this quiet, not on your life. Just like the psalmist who wrote, “I believed it, so I said it,” we say what we believe. (2 Corinthians 4:13 MSG)

Paul said that one way we keep focused on the eternal things is to talk about them, to “say what we believe.”

I believe that what God says about me is true, even when I don’t see it with my eyes. I believe that what God says about my past, my present, and my future is more true than how I feel, what I remember, what others think, or how it looks from where I stand right now.

I purpose to keep on learning to speak what I believe and not just what my eyes see or what I feel or what my mind thinks. Like Paul, I purpose to say what I believe.

What do you believe? What is the eternal truth of God’s Word to you today? What really matters? Believe what God says and say what you believe!

Prayer:

Father, you know how easily I get bogged down in what I see, what I feel at the moment, and what my mind thinks. I purpose to believe what you say and to say what I believe. I’m going to need a lot of help with this! I’m working on it. Help me get better at it today. In Jesus’ Name.

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