Thursday, April 16, 2015

Our Future Joyous Hope

Nan and our daughter Heather at Heather's college graduation


I John 3:2 “Beloved, Now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be.  We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.”

I miss my friend Nan.  She passed away last year.  One time we were talking about I John 3:2 and she opened up my eyes to this verse.  I was overjoyed when she helped me to realize that I will be like Jesus some day. I get discouraged at times. It seems to me that I daily struggle with lack of compassion. (Yes, I did take my 12-year-old son to get a haircut right after he had two teeth pulled.  Yes, I did make my daughter drive to run errands a few days after she had some wisdom teeth removed.)  I struggle with impatience and self-centeredness.  I’m not a very accomplished listener.   So this verse in I John gives me hope.  Some day I will be like Jesus—that is perfect!  All I have to do now is trust and obey, with God’s help. 

One of my favorite verses is Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

The pain of fibromyalgia, as well as compassionate friends, Nan included, has made me a little more sympathetic toward others who suffer. So I confess my sins to God and apologize to others hopefully.  I trust God to make me perfect. God will complete my transformation when I am with Him!

5 comments:

  1. It sounds as if you are being quite stern/harsh with yourself. Keep the faith! : )

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    1. I will! I'll trust God to do His good work!

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  2. It sounds as if you are being very harsh with yourself. Keep the faith!

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  3. I think you are right on with this blog!
    Love,
    Nancy

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    1. Yes, on that day we will be perfect!

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