2 Corinthians 4:15-18 says
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 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.
Let me share with you a couple of things Pastor Benny Perez said at the ACC national conference this week which are food for thought
You can’t pick and choose, what you like and don’t like in the bible, this is not buffet Christianity
We all have problems and Problems are not eternal but God is
There is a hero who has come and is coming again to save us and that’s Jesus, He will show up and do something in you
God puts us thru trials to make us stop relying on ourselves, and start relying on Him
Think about this, Your not hanging onto God, God is hanging onto you
Gods love for you, not your love for God makes you a conqueror
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
So what does the Lord require of you?
Micah 6:8 says
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Another way to say this could be
Fear God / respect / love God
Have a Humble heart
Live an Obedient life
Friends, Jesus died on that cross for us all. No matter what we have done and will do He loves us. He has forgiven us! he died for us!
Benny Perez says it this way. No matter what, we win!
Join with me and take the emblems as I pray for us all and give thanks.