Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Look up!

I have been meditating on 2 Peter 3 this morning, and just thought I'd share some of these verses with you.

"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,

looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God..." 2 Peter 3:10-12

The Lord gently reminded me this morning that the things of this world have very little significance in the grand scheme of things. Things like flooded basements. Or humiliating restaurant situations. Oh yeah, I haven't told you about that yet! That will be my NEXT post.

Sigh. :)

But, you know, He is coming! And as the verse before these says, He is not slack concerning His promise. He WILL come soon. It could even be today! And when He does, all these *troubles* we have been dwelling on, well, they will be gone!

So as the Word of God exhorts, I want to live today in the light of that.

Lord, help me to look up from my temporary things in life and look for Your coming today.


shawna said...

wait....do I see a storm cloud in that picture? just kidding! :)

I completely agree. Sometimes on those days when thing just keep happening, it is easy to start walking by sight. Allowing our thoughts and attitudes to be governed by the situation at hand. How He longs for us to a walk in faith, with complete obedience and reliance on Him. Thanks for the reminder this morning!

Eryn said...

this was a great encouragement to me this morning, thank you.

Kelly said...

Thanks for the reminder and encouragement, Rachel, to keep our hearts focused on the ultimate goal instead of the things of this world. How easy it is to become distracted from walking in faith and submission that is so honoring to the Lord.

HopiQ said...

Thank you for the reminder!

So often the dirty kitchen floor is where I'll be looking when I need to be looking up!