Due to the restoration and healing done over the weekend, I was able to get into His Word and just completely enjoy it. I haven't been able to do that for a while.
As I read, several things jumped out at me.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
The enemy has no desire for truth to go forth and thus he keeps those that are unbelieving blinded. The sad thing is that they ARE perishing and will continue to perish until the veil is lifted from their eyes and they are granted with the ability to see spiritually. My heart is being burdened for the blind.
2 Corinthians 5:7-9 for we walk by faith, not by sight--we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.
That should be one of our main goals....to be pleasing to the Lord in all we do whether we are still here on earth walking through our daily lives or present before the Lord in glory.
As I've had the opportunity this past weekend to reflect on that, having no idea I would read that scripture days after returning home, I came to realize that NO, what I was doing was not pleasing to the Lord. He began to do a heart change and thus I am beginning to make some outward changes. I have joy and peace about them too and it doesn't feel like something I am forcing myself to do because it's what others would say is the thing to do. This feels good!!!