Sunday, June 7, 2009

“If we are to share His glory, we must also share His suffering. Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will give us later.” Romans 8:17-18

I was reading recently from Nancy Guthrie’s One Year Book of Hope, and was taken by this…

“Have you come to the place where you believe the glory of God is worth what it has cost you or may cost you in the future? Have you embraced the foundational truth that your life is not about you and your pain, but that you exist to display and enjoy the glory of God? All of history and every aspect of your life have been designed by God to display his greatness and his beauty. And so I pass along this question for you to ponder, this endeavor for you to embrace: What is it that God wants to do in you or through you that would have to cost you this much? Whatever it is, I assure you it will be glorious.”

Those are some life altering thoughts…

Here is some scripture to spend time in: (try reading these in The Message)
1 peter 4:1-2
1 peter 4:19
1 peter 2:21,23
Luke 9:23-24

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