It’s easy to get discouraged when the changes we desire don’t happen when we want them to. But hold fast to Jesus. Make Him your supreme desire. Trust Him today with all of its worries and all of tomorrow’s unknowns. Don’t bank on feelings and emotions. They will come and go like chaff in the wind. Don’t bank on what the world calls successful or worthy. These are all futile pursuits. Seek, rather, to be rooted in Jesus Christ. Plant yourself daily in His eternal and unchanging Word that gives real life to the soul. Grow in the knowledge of His grace that rescued and redeemed you, and is sanctifying you little by little every day.
We need faith that is rooted deep, not just rich with emotion and experiences. We need faith that trusts in the eternal more than the immediate.
World - Experiential - Taste
Our world sees the experiential and the here and now as more real than the unseen and eternal. If you feel it, see it, taste it, or can be stirred up by it, right now, then it’s real.
People are hurting and broken, longing for meaning and purpose, laboring for happiness and joy in life, and being told time and time again that they’ll know they have found what they’re looking for if it feels good and brings immediate and visible change.
Life - Way - Things - Life - Time
When we measure life this way we’re left empty. The things that matter most in life rarely happen fast. It takes time to find the right spouse. It takes time to learn and advance on a career path. It takes time to become a better parent, grow in maturity, get out of debt, or heal from sickness, pain and fear.
Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. Compared to the tree that it produces, it’s...
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