“Lift your eyes up to me, and see me shining brightly on your future. Your body–especially when it is weak and weary– can exert a strong down-ward pull on your thinking. This is very natural, but you are not limited to natural abilities. When your thoughts are on a downhill path, you need to access supernatural resources….Do Not be overly focused on the condition of your body, since it is temporary. Instead, rejoice that your inner being–the eternal part of you– is being renewed day by day. You can even glean some good from the progressive wasting away of your outer self. As your natural strengths and abilities wane, you become more aware of your need to rely on Me. This can create a relaxed intimacy between us as you include Me in more and more of your moments. Not only does this increase your Joy in the present, it also prepares you for an eternal future face to face with Me.”

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 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. -2 Corinthians 4:16-18

-from Jesus Lives, p. 258-259

I should be writing on a project right now. But don’t trust my brain in the time I have to do it today. I should have blogged a while ago. But didn’t have much to say that wasn’t complaining about how I feel. But today I am here, writing this. And this is what I have to share. May it sink into you like it’s sinking into my thick skull when I open up to this truth.


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