[CF Devotionals] 2016-10-26 - Changed

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In light of recent events, with Hurricane Matthew ripping through the Caribbean and wreaking havoc in the United States as well, I have been thinking about what this teaches me about the finite amount of time we really have in this earthly mission field. For days or even weeks at a time, it seems like we just move along through whatever our routine is in this station of life.

After some time, it can seem as if we have “plenty of time” for anything else we might need or like to do. Now it’s good to live our lives without looking behind or excessive worry, yet we do need to be mindful of a simple truth described in Corinthians below: “… in the twinkling of an eye.” our time here is up. Life’s brevity is further described in James this way: “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (James 2:19 NIV) We have the exact amount of time we are supposed to, and we need to make the most of it for His glory, sharing the love of a never-ending story.

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)

“For our conversation(Greek word translated: Citizenship/Community) is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.” (Philippians 3:20-21)

“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. (1 Corinthians 15:51-53 NIV)

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