2 Corinthians 4:18-5:1 (NIV)

18 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.

1 Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)

18 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.

DEVOTION – Teri Moffitt (Arkansas)

Many years ago, I worked for a photographer.  One of my jobs was to prepare the negatives for the process of developing the photographs.  What is dark in the negatives is actually light on the true photo; what is light on the negative is, in reality, dark.  So I became accustomed to thinking “backwards” to evaluate the negatives.

In the part of the world where I live, we have another kind of backwards thinking; possessions are too highly valued.  Many people feel they must have new cars, the latest phones, the biggest televisions, and the best homes – whether or not they can afford them.  We so often trade our eternal possessions for these fleeting luxuries.

May God forgive us and teach us to see earthly possessions only as a means of glorifying God – providing hospitality to others, providing for others; needs and acting with compassion when we have opportunities.  May God train us to reverse our thinking as we remember that “what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:When we reverse our backwards thinking, we learn to cherish our eternal possessions.

PRAYER: Dear Father, give us vision to see life with your eyes.  Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS: PHOTOGRAPHERS

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