2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NKJV) Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Oh my goodness! I am so thankful that today is the first day of a new month. One of my favorite at that, I love November. The month marked for Thanksgiving to promote thankfulness. I have much to be thankful for that often gets buried in busyness or the rigors of routine. It says in 2 Corinthians 4 that the inward man is being renewed day by day. Can you feel it? There are days when the responsibilities of life and roles that belong to me produce a weight of heaviness that stifles the inward production of greater faith and new possibilities. I become overwhelmed light affliction losing sight of the precious commodity called the eternal weight of glory. I have the God-given, Christ-invested ability to be renewed day by day if I choose to not lose heart. Weariness produces fatigue that makes the burdens and cares of life seem way heavier and life-altering then they really are. We must examine our heart and mind to be sure that nothing is causing the renewal process of faith to be hindered.
Temporary. It is human nature to make permanent decision on temporary situation. Adrenaline is the culprit producing the need to fight or take flight. It is the feeling or emotional response to resistance that is dangerous to the faith that is changing the details of our life into blessings, promises and miracles. The secret is to constantly and consistently choose the unseen possibilities of faith rather than the impossibilities of reality. Easy enough, right? The hardest thing to see sometimes is the unseen God who by faith gives us blessed assurance that our hope will never lead to disappointment.
Psalm 96:1-2 (NKJV) Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
We must change our perspective. I find that the best way to do that is to begin to praise. Worship the Lord with our words and that doesn’t always mean singing. To begin to prophetically voice the Word of God over our life, situation and unlock doors of possibility marked new life. It begins in a moment not in any monumental movement. It is simply a made up mind. A mind that controls the words spoken choosing to embrace confident hope over constant complaining. To remind God what His Word says and then telling Him you believe it. Acting like you do rather than moping and grumbling all the time. Trust begins with our words and our body will follow if we speak enough. God’s Word is life renewing day by day, season by season from here to eternity. I choose for today to be a new day. I have decided that His Grace will be enough for my many weaknesses threatening to overtake me. I will not get tripped up or entangled by the enemy’s lies that God doesn’t love me, has forgotten me or is not doing exactly what He said. I choose a new day. A new beginning. A new season. To be a new creation. I choose Jesus today! How about you?