1 Peter 1:3-9 New International Version (NIV)
Praise to God for a Living Hope
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuinenessof your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
WASTED TIME ~
Don't let another day go by without living in freedom of your mind
There is an inheritance waiting for you and me. God has promised us Heaven and live everlasting. Yet, we live in the now of life and that can be complicated. Life changes us and we become a different person. After I gave my heart to God, I began a process of trusting him. Trusting him in all situations of life and knowing that he is able to keep me in peace. My mind can wonder way too much and times I need to bring my thoughts back to what God has already done in my life.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 New International Version (NIV)A Time for Everything1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
You can continue reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and see how things do change. I wanted to point out verse 1 and 2 above. We were born and one day we will die, until that day there is a in-between. Let that in between time not be wasted. Think of positive things and how you can live your life in freedom of yesterdays. Plant hope in your hope and trust beyond measure. God is able to change your circumstance and keep you in peace. I may not always understand the plan of God, but I want to walk in it. No more wasted time on things you can't change and purpose to live in this day God has made.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.