2 Corinthians 4
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. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
I certainly feel the effects of outwardly wasting away these days but at the same time I can say I certainly feel the effects of being renewed day by day too. I think that's one of the reasons I wake up eager to see what new word God has for me each morning. My soul swells with each renewed understanding. Each morning I become more and more thankful for His presence in my life.
My iron level has dropped again. :( Why it is that I can't find a routine that will keep me on a level keel, I don't know. My days are busy with this and that and I seem to fit in most things I want to do, but those that I don't, stay on my 'to-do' list aggravating me and keeping me from enjoying the time I spend doing the enjoyable things. Sigh
It is true, the older I get the more I realize that my time on this earth is fleeting. Yesterday pastor Barber reminded just how important spending time with God and serving God really is when you look at the big picture. When we look at our lives here on this earth compared to what we know about our lives living eternally with God, it becomes crystal clear that our troubles here on earth are fleeting and there will come a time when we all will stand in judgment of how we spent our lives given to us here on earth. In my life, that's scary. That's what I'm thinking on today and am praying that God will show me ways to use my life each day the way He would have me use it.
"You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson