Yesterday I was looking at my post number: Day Forty-Eight. I was thinking- wow… 48 days is a long time. I’m really pretty far along. So I figured that I would calculate how many days I had left.
Three. hundred. and. eight. days. left.
Yikes. The 48 days accomplished was way better. Haha! I am essentially only half-way through being one-third of the way through.
But, it was kind of nice knowing that I have had so much personal growth and success and I’m only halfway through being one-third of the way through. It’s kind of fun to imagine how much more growth and success will happen during the rest of the “one third”!
And this thought brought to mind these verses. Well, it actually just made me think of verse 17, but when I reread the chapter I had to copy more than just that one verse! Plus verses 8 and 9 are my all time favorite verses!
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:7-10, 16-18