While studying the 13th chapter of Matthew this morning about the leaven the woman took and hid in the meal and then the parable of the mustard seed, I am immediately reminded of the smallness and least visible ideas of these stories. But the full fruition comes about in God’s own time. This also applies to anything we may be working on and praying about! God, being omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent, is caring for all. We needn’t humanly outline or speculate or predict but leave the outcome to God. It will always be even better than we can ever envision.
2 Corinthians 4:18 states “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” My daily prayer is to listen more, worry less and trust God with my entire being.
Due to the abundance of technology today, there are times when the human senses seem to be in “overload”. It is imperative for me to get completely quiet from time to time to feel the presence of God. He even has to help me with that as I turn wholeheartedly to Him for this. This technology can be a wonderful thing, but I need to have balance and this is done only with God’s help. 2 Corinthians 4:18 states “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
My day always goes smoother when I begin with God and watch to see what He is unfolding and when I do this, I am never disappointed.
Before retiring last night, my husband and I discussed the weather forecast for today. It was predicted to be cloudy and dreary this morning. As I fell asleep, I was thinking about awakening to a dark and foggy day. To my surprise this morning I awakened to a bright, sunlit day and heard the birds singing. Soon I was questioning myself on how often I listen to erroneous predictions in my life.
These can always be refuted and replaced with loving thoughts from God. We are free not to entertain these dark and dismal thoughts for they always spiral down into even darker ones. Today, my promise is to question these thoughts and catch them early on.
2 Corinthians 4:18 reads “Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.”
Yesterday an old classmate of mine posted that he had been in line to pay his bill at a restaurant recently and was standing behind a man that appeared arrogant and impatient. My friend said he finally said to him, “How are you doing, Chief?” The man replied that he was doing the best he could in trying to deal with his wife’s cancer. He had so misjudged this man and soon they were having an intimate talk and love and concern was expressed.
How many times have we done this? It takes real humility to listen to another with true compassion on what is being said and what is not. This opportunity comes to me daily and my goal is to express more and more love no matter the circumstance. Love is always the answer.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18
Yesterday morning as I drove an hour and a half one-way to read the Bible Lesson with some people, the fog was so heavy I could barely see the entire trip. This had happened once before and I remembered praying so hard that I could almost hear God tell me to keep my eyes on the car ahead. That and trust in Him was all that I had needed. Then I remembered that at times I want to know how God is going to work things out ahead of time. Daily he guides me and that is all that is necessary.
2 Corinthians 4:18 reads “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” When I flip a switch, a light comes on and when I turn a key, the car starts. These are things I know , so shouldn’t I trust God in every situation?
Today I will work and pray with the above scripture, which reads “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” To me, that includes you and me and I will ask for discernment to see that in everything I see. With God’s eyes we will be able to do the following, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 . Truth destroys error, Love destroys hatred and light dispels darkness and the choice is mine on what I want to experience.