Have you ever noticed that we live in an imperfect world with imperfect people, circumstances, provision and relationships?
Jesus realized our frustration and gave us a solution. At salvation, He moves into our spirit. In Him we have peace, regardless of the trouble we encounter each day of our life (John 16:33).
Solomon even stated that we are tested by the praise, which we receive (Proverbs 27:21). Praise causes us to trust in our self, rather than in Christ; so turn human praise into praise for God instead.
Our human abilities are simply gifts from God, given to us to accomplish His will for our life (1 Corinthians 4:7). Pride distracts us from walking in God’s Spirit.
Life’s imperfections are distractions. They keep us in turmoil and steal our peace and joy. Yet, divine power and perfection from Christ in us enable us to do all things, which Christ calls us to do (Philippians 4:13).
Motivated by love for God, we confess our shortcomings and find compassion from God (John 14:15; Proverbs 28:13). We join those in the Hall of Faith as we obey God’s Spirit and His Word (Hebrews 11).
When that which is perfect comes, we are freed from this imperfect world (1 Corinthians 13:10). We press on for the prize of the high calling from Christ by depending on God’s Spirit who dwells within us (Philippians 3:12).
Father God, through our risen King Jesus, we have eternal hope in Your perfect promises. This gives us peace and assurance of ultimate victory over every trial (Romans 8:28). When we reap the benefits of living in service to You, our faith grows and we learn to trust You with our whole heart.
As we live a Godly example in this world for others to follow, they will see their need for repentance and faith in You as well. Remind us that every stranger is a potential friend and a potential member of Your family for eternity.
Thought for the Day:
We are encouraged in this imperfect world by the perfect promises of God concerning our eternal home in glory. – 2 Corinthians 4:17