• Joni

Temporarily Temporary


Tattoos..

No, I don't have one

No, I am not getting one

as

I don't think I could sit still long enough

to have someone pinch me with needles.

But

I got to thinking about tattoos~

something that is so permanent

in your skin...

Forever.

Something that you choose to add to your skin

that is a reminder of something~

etched in your skin

Forever.

But then

there are also those

"somethings"

that are etched on our hearts

Forever~

something

that you may have chosen for yourself

or

other's may have chosen to add,

that are reminders of

something

that pinch

that sting

as long as you are sitting still

and feeling the pain of them...

Feeling so permanent

Feeling so heavy

Feeling so

Forever.

Even though we are told

they are

light and momentary.

since what is seen is

just

TEMPORARY.

II Corinthians 4:18

Our

pain

hurts

burdens

and this world~

all

TEMPORARY.

What is one of your "somethings" that feels so permanent?

Is it something from the past, present or

something that you know that you have to face in the future?

Oh I have many "somethings"

that were

that are

and more

that will be,

but as I just look at one of my "somethings"

that

God has used~

the

TEMPORARY

ringing in my ears~

it has

opened my eyes to how

TEMPORARY

this world is,

how temporary our pain is,

making me really focus on

the

One~

Who isn't

TEMPORARY

and

Eternity~

that is not

TEMPORARY.

Eternity~

what is unseen

No more tears,

No more ringing in the ears,

No more whatever is weighing you down

that

brings a thirst for

what will be

instead of what is.

We have to focus on

what will be,

or our heads will explode~

a perfectly perfect eternity!

Everything will be perfect.

No more worrying about the

what ifs

what was

what is...

All gone.

Even though

we still have to walk through the

TEMPORARY

which may not be fun at times...

looking up

allows us to take the next step

so

we do not lose heart.

Though outwardly we are wasting away,

yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day II Corinthians 4:16

Today's Word is

TEMPORARY...

because

when Jesus

becomes your

"something",

His Love

becomes

permanently tattooed on your heart

~Forever~

that has the power

to lift the

weight

of whatever is weighing you down~

whether it is

what is seen

what is felt

what was seen

what was felt

by

making it

Light and Momentary~

TEMPORARY

because

Jesus is

about

right now

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4

Just look up

becuase

He is

looking at you...

Forever.


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