Mark’s Record of His Last Message

Daily God Walk for Friday, April 29, 2010


 Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.                 – 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

 Serving in the kingdom of God doesn’t always feel glorious. There have been many days over the past 40+ years of being in the ministry that I questioned my calling, and yes, I even questioned God at times.

There was a time many years ago that everything in my life was falling apart. I had lost my business, I was in a foreign country (Florida!), I was broke, and the pastor I served with had just told me he was leaving and I would be without a job. And it was even worse than that, but I won’t go into the details.

I was so discouraged and desperate that one afternoon I was praying and having a pity party. I remember saying something like, “Thanks a lot God. Every major decision I have made in my adult life was made from the perspective of how it would affect the kingdom. Now, here I am; broke, nothing to show for my years of service. Thanks a lot God!”

Don’t judge me because if you have been serving God for any length of time you know how I felt.

After the pity party I began to regain my senses and realized that this was just a season and it would soon pass. And pass it did. In just a few days God brought into my life the most wonderful gift I could ever have imagined.

That is why Paul was saying that our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs all of our troubles. We may not all have God give us a glorious gift in the midst of our most severe trial, but one thing is for sure: The eternal glory he has prepared for us far outweighs any trial we go through.

 Prayer: God, life isn’t always easy, and sometimes I even question you, but I have learned that you are preparing for me a glorious eternal reward and I thank you for that. Amen.

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