PRAYERS: Prayers up for Alyce who lost her son to an overdose. He was 39.
DEVOTION: “And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” – 1 John 2:17
Fading away. Such a wonderful set of words in this context. We have this world that we live in. Our temporary home. Something we should take care of for sure but not something we should crave. Not something we should invest too heavily in.
Interesting choice of words, no? We definitely need to invest in all that happens in this world but the way we do it should be guided and steered by our relationship with God.
The consequences of pleasing God? Living forever. Not too bad. Something I could definitely get used to 🙂
So. Let’s again focus not on the world, not on the things that it offers and tempts us with. But let’s focus on all that God tempts us with….love, peace, strength, hope, order.
This is a list I can get used to. I hope you can too.