Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 18

As I've gotten older, the things that were once important to me have changed. It may also be my maturity in Christ that has changed my perspective. I once drove a fancy car, now I drive a truck. Don't get me wrong, my truck is pretty nice! I've always worn the latest fashions and carried a designer purse, now that doesn't feel as necessary. Jesus has been working on me and renewing my mind to resemble His. As I grow in Him, this temporary world holds less value than the things of eternity. As you follow the footsteps of Jesus throughout the Bible, you begin to notice that His heart was only concerned about and focused on our eternity and His love for the Father. He loved people and loved the Father to the point that His death, being the only way to reconcile the two, became the focus of His earthly mission. We should have a similar goal; to reconcile people to the Father through Jesus.

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18


  1. Thank you for sharing. I too, have she'd my designer clothes and hand bags that meant a lot to me in a former life in Wisconsin. It is very easy to get off track when you live in a long, cold and dark climate. Our move to Florida was not only a demographic awaking; but also a spiritual. Surrounded by year round natural beauty and warmth, makes it easier to focus on the natural gifts that are free and omnipresent. Leading a more simple life where less is more, allows me to cut through the wasted clutter and focus on the daily gifts right before my eyes. God is so good!

    1. Amen Carrie! It's also part of the growing process. All those things become meaningless as we grow closer to Jesus.