This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
Today I am thinking about the need for more belief in the unseen. In Jeremiah 29 we learn that the Israelites would be exiled to Babylon, but after a seventy year period God would restore their lives and fulfill His promises to them.
To show the Israelites just how much he believed in God’s Word, Jeremiah purchased a piece of land that he knew would fall into the hands of the Babylonians. He wanted his actions to demonstrate just how firmly he believed God would restore the land to the Israelites one day and everything else He promised to them.
Jeremiah teaches us that he believed more in the unseen than the seen.
Sometimes, when I’m waiting on one of God’s promises to materialize, my mind will go back and forth. I’ll switch between the spiritual and the natural. I’ll find myself at one point clinging to God’s Promises, then eventually clinging to what I can physically see. In other words, I can vacillate.
Jeremiah’s actions demonstrate for us that he didn’t get caught up between putting his stakes in the spiritual world, and then switching back to the natural. He transcended any confusion and fixed himself to God’s promises.
The Words that I will use to guide me are, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
Please share this reflection with others as others also desire to be inspired.
So today, place your stakes on God’s Word and trust that His promises will be fulfilled.