RUNNING TO WIN! (Part #3) 9-11-2016

posted Sep 5, 2016, 10:57 AM by Dale Barnes

“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 what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Co.4:16-18 NIV)

There are many things in this life that are temporary.  Youth is temporary, so is our older years. Natural life itself is the same.  We do everything we can to prolong it, but, alas, we leave this life. Our relationships are temporary. They will not be the same in the life to come. Someone has said, “Change is here to stay. Certainly, that is true in this life.

What is unseen is eternal!  We are to fix our eyes on these.  The troubles of this life are momentary, yet, they work something good; something eternal.  For the true believer in Christ, the future's so bright.  Our sins, which are many, have been completely forgiven.  We have been “Born Again”.  There is a new life within, to lead and strengthen us in the right way.  We have a hope of a complete new body, and life with God in the world to come  We cannot see it. Yet, as we look at the words of the Bible, it becomes real.  God’s promises are sure, and will come in the right time.

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Col.3:2-4 NIV)   Let the unseen realities motivate us in this temporary life.