It’s that time of year. Got the Fire Pit all in shape for the weather to get nice.
...hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Romans 8:24-25 [NKJV]
I had another wonderful day like yesterday. I got to my prayer time and reading later than I wanted but the day was still filled with contentment, and it was productive. I laughed really hard tonight…so much so that Marianne even made a comment about how long it had been since she saw me laugh that much. It was over something silly but just tickled me. The thing that came to my mind when she asked me how my day was; this is what I said–>
"It was great…I am focusing on what I need rather than what I want."
I have had unreal clarity in regard to what the Lord is helping me see. When you trust God’s word with all of the truth of His character and promises, the HOPE we can have in the ‘unseen’ is profound. That is where I am…so, when I look back over what I have studied in the chapter so far and what I have received after applying its truth, I am filled with a Hope for the reward God has already given. I get a taste of it through what I am able to do in connecting with and receiving in His Spirit, and the promise of the eternity I will spend in Heaven with Jesus as heirs.
I wait, I wait with perseverance. The Spirit is here now, I have Hope in the future, and there is work to be done for the Kingdom. Continue to focus on what I need –> a deep relationship with God, rather than what my flesh wants–> earthly pleasures, comforts, and position.