The light in me, the troubles and the glory.
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Cor 4:18 (NLT)
The content and use of a jar is what determines it’s level of importance in the house. No matter how old or how many new jars are purchased, the clay pot for storing drinking water is more important than the one taken to the stream.
We now have this light shining in our hearts but we are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This great power is from God, not from ourselves. 2 Cor 4:7
The light of God that shines through us is what makes us enemies of this world. The devil, who is the god of this world, will press and try to crush us on every side to make us lose this light and our worth.
But we continue to withstand the troubles of the devil through the help of Christ. For we know that though our bodies may die, we are assured of a new life with Christ. Our faith in the resurrection is what makes the glory of God spread more because we have to be convicted to have such faith.
Have we not been enlightened that our great power is from God? 2 Cor 4:7
Or that the result of these troubles is eternal life? 2 Cor 4:12
Then let us fix our gaze on eternal life, which will last forever and not on avoiding the world’s many troubles.
Abba Father, the glory of eternal life is my focus, Your glorious light my fuel. May I not weaken in faith and may I not cave in and loose Your light, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Written by Kemi Ayorinde of @theLAfamily