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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Wednesday, June 24, 2015
2 Corinthians 4:18-5:1 – So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.
For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down–we will have a home in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.
Teri Moffitt’s (Arkansas) story is titled “THINKING BACKWARDS;” here is a portion of Teri’s story:
“Many years ago, I worked for a photographer. . . . What is dark in the negatives is actually light on the true photo; what is light on the negative is, in reality, dark. So I became accustomed to thinking ‘backwards’ to evaluate the negatives.
“In the part of the world where I live, we have another kind of backwards thinking: possessions are too highly valued. Many people feel they must have new cars, the latest phones, the biggest televisions, and the best homes — whether or not they can afford them. We so often trade our eternal possessions for these fleeting luxuries.
“May God forgive us and teach us to use earthly possessions only as a means of glorifying God — providing hospitality to others, providing for others’ needs, and acting with compassion when we have opportunities. May God train us to reverse our thinking as we remember that ‘what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.'”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – When we reverse our backwards thinking, we learn to cherish our eternal possessions.
Prayer: Dear Father, give us vision to see life with your eyes. Amen.
To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/
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