Sunday, April 5, 2009

Face to Face


It is interesting to me that we spend our days, weeks and years planning and preparing for the future. It may be the immediate future, soon to be future or far off future, but we are constantly getting ready for the next moment in time. What if your last moment was about to arrive? Are you spinning your wheels over things that are temporary and have no ultimate value. I find myself, as I get older, constantly re-evaluating my priorities. Over time the list has gotten shorter and my expectations are less. Now expecting less can be good or bad depending on the expectation. In a good sense I am learning to not expect perfection, and offer grace to all people (husband, children, friends, person in the car blocking me from getting where I want to go, etc). When I offer that grace I am then able to give it to myself which ultimately was the first gift given me when I met Jesus Christ. After accepting myself as imperfect, letting go of my pride, and leaning on God for all my strength, the priorities of life became God's priority for me. His yoke is easy and His burden light! How freeing!

As I was reading in the Bible a few months ago I came across a wonderful verse that spoke straight to my heart which I have to share with you all:
1 Corinthians 13:12 "For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known."
Ladies! We are FULLY known by God. Even though we have yet to see Him face to face and are seeking to know Him, He already knows you and me. The comfort for me lies in the fact that someone already understands me and is constantly seeking to reveal Himself to me as I seek after Him. Even if you are not intentionally looking to find God, He already knows where you are and who you are. He is waiting. Patiently and with GREAT expectation of seeing you and I face to face one day. Seek Him today and He will reveal Himself to you.

The future will come, the day you will leave this earth and go somewhere. I believe the somewhere is to be face to face with our God if we chose to accept and believe in His son Jesus Christ. Don't miss out on knowing him before the future is no more. If you know Him, make Him your priority today and the rest of life's trials and burdens will become dim in the light of His glory and grace!

Love, Annie


News Around The Blogs said...

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Heather said...

Great comments.

Aundrea-aka Zerbert Baby said...

Thanks Annie! It meant a lot to
Me today.

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Lu said...

What a wonderful message and reminder to live in the moment.

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Melanie said...

This was great! Thanks for your insight.