Thinking Eternally, Living Fearlessly Part 2

4 Mar

More beautiful and bright!

Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power  may be from God and not from us. 2 Cor. 4:7 HCSB

If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. 2 Cor. 4:7 MSG

In part 1 of  Thinking Eternally, Living Fearlessly we looked at how our lives brighter and more beautiful as the light of God, in the person of Jesus Christ, and Paul speaks here of missing the brightness because of the ordinariness of our unadorned, every day lives.  I want to say to you today that you probably don’t see the brightness and beauty of your own life.  But we do.  You can’t see the beauty in your own life because you’re caught up in the day-to-dayness of caring for toddlers, doing the wash, trying to get the bills paid, or doing your homework.  You, better than anyone else, know the places where your flesh reacts.  You know the thoughts you just had about your boss; you know that you caved in to the temptation of gossip or grumbling yesterday.  And because you know yourself, you can’t see yourself.  You can’t see the eternal work that God is doing in you.

And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. Phil. 1:6 Amp.

God has begun a good work in you and is continuing in that good work.  That means that you are becoming more of a finished product all the time.  You are more beautiful.  You do shine brighter.  We can see it.  We, your loving sisters and brothers in Christ.

Thinking eternally brings peace.

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2 Responses to “Thinking Eternally, Living Fearlessly Part 2”

  1. 4valentines4words4poetry4you March 4, 2011 at 7:20 am #

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