Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NKJV

A devotion for September 26th through October 2nd


I often sit back and let my thoughts drift to times gone by.  I go over in my mind my life story.  At different times I go over different parts of my life story.  What I see is a progression, a change for the better.  I am a different person today then I was 40 years ago, 30 years ago, 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago.  Change is something that happens to each of us as we go through this thing called life.  Sometimes we don’t even realize until we take the time to sit back and look at our life.  Then we see the change.

Change comes from our decisions, our choices.  Every day we make choice after choice.  Sometimes they are little and don’t affect much.  Other times they are big and have an impact.  Even the little ones can gradually add up and over time create a change in us.

As I look back, I see where I have grown, and it’s such a good thing.  Choices I have made, especially over the last 10 years, have had such a positive affect on me.  I have gown in my relationship with my Heavenly Father and that relationship has helped my other relationships, with my husband, my kids, my family, friends, everyone, to grow.  Looking and seeing my growth, I like what I see.  I’m not done.  I still have a long way to go but the person I am today is so much better than the person I was 10 years ago.

If we take the time to work on our relationship with our Heavenly Father, it will have a positive affect on all the other relationships we have.  The best part is it will have the best impact on our eternal life.  Spending time getting to know God, to build that personal relationship with Him, helps to make positive change.  That is the most important relationship we have.  Make a choice to spend time with God daily.  Talk with Him, study His word.  The time we take to work on that relationship will impact all the rest.  And one day we can look back, smile, and rest assured that we will be welcomed home with Jesus when He returns. 

What a glorious place that will be!

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