Some of My Favorites: Stay Focused on Heaven

I’m not great at memory work, but I have a book of my favorite Scriptures. I add to it as a new verse touches my heart. Can I share a few with you?


Stay Focused on Heaven

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

praying_on_bible_redIn this Scripture Paul reminded the believers at Corinth that what we endure on this earth is nothing compared to our promised eternity in Christ.

I love these verses because Paul’s words are so very encouraging to me. In the last six years, I have truly been going through a day-by-day renewal. In Paul’s day it was known as “Walking in The Way.” The Lord changes us and teaches us new ways of living and being.

Today we hear of many around the world who are being persecuted for “Walking in The Way.” It’s not new. The Christians at Corinth were at risk. Paul was constantly persecuted.

But here is the point. As believers in Christ we can look past the temporary and focus on the “unseen” heaven – the promise of eternity with our Lord and Savior.

Lord, help us to be faithful to you and spiritually strong in this temporal world, no matter what may come our way, for we know you have prepared a place for us that surpasses all things we may experience in this life.


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