Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Unseen



For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all
comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the
things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18
ESV)

If you were to turn on your television right now and pay attention to the commercials, you would find
that almost all of them concern themselves with things that you can see: You need this car, or that hair
color, or this hamburger. In fact, you don’t just need those things, you deserve those things.

The world is concerned with what we can reach out and touch, what has substance and weight, what we
can hold in our hand, possess, and call our own.

But the kingdom of God is concerned with exactly the opposite—things like faith and love, compassion
and mercy, righteousness, self-denial, self-control , peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, and humility. (Of all things!)

When was the last time you saw a television commercial attempting to sell you something that will help
you with your humility?

The Bible even goes so far as to say it’s not at all about what we get, it’s about what we give away! (Acts
20:35) More blessed to give than to receive? What?

This God thing is completely backward!

But what about Jeremiah 29: 11?

“ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”

Or Psalm 37:4?

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

What if the plans God has for us are a hope and a future and prosperity for our souls? What if we find
that when we really and truly delight in all that is the LORD, we find that the desires of our heart are
what HE desires for our heart?

As I listened to people give their testimony during Share-A-Thon, I was struck by the irony that those
weightless, invisible, intangible radio waves sent out from Kinship Christian Radio stations had the
power to lift weary hearts, bring joy and peace, heal relationships, conquer addictions, move mountains
of unbelief and despair, motivate prayers of healing and salvation, and change lives forever through the
power of Jesus Christ.

Do you have a story of how something you heard on Kinship Christian Radio changed your life,
ministered to you, or had an eternal impact?

Today’s Praise

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants
would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from
the world.” (John 18:36 ESV)

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