2nd Corinthians 4:17 says “For a light and momentary troubles are achieving for us in eternal glory that far away them all. So we fix our eyes on not what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, what is unseen is eternal.”
When I think about the core value Kingdom Minded, I think about whether or not I live each day with the end in mind. Pastor Korver talks about how our character is something that we actually do take with us to heaven. And when hardships and trials and tribulations affect us here on earth, each day we have the opportunity for our character to be refined and reflect Jesus and the fruit of the Spirit: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Or we have the opportunity for the hardships, the trials, the tribulations to harden us and make us grow better.
So what do we do when our reality is that we live here on earth, where we see a lot of hard things and we deal with a lot of hard things, yet we’re invited to live with an eternal perspective? I think Jesus tells us and shows us how… to pray daily through the Lord’s Prayer. It is “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.”
He tells us to ask for daily bread, and He’ll provide it. He tells us to look for God’s will in the day, not our own. He Tells us to forgive as we have been forgiven.
So, friends, I ask you to do two things.
- That we discuss with each other how you can live this week with the end in mind?
- That we pray the Lord’s Prayer with each other.
Have a good one. Eden