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“For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked” (2 Corinthians 5:1-2).

If this life were limited to just who we are in the flesh and the experiences we have upon this earth, there would be nothing to hope for. But our life here is temporary and we were created to be with the Lord forever. What kind of people ought we to be knowing this? Put on the life of Christ, for this is the life to which we have been called, and that leads to eternal life.

Lord, I often live as if what I do day to day does not matter. I know that Your grace is sufficient, but this is not in order to live a carefree life here and now. Guide me into the true life You give by grace that I may put on the true life You give. Lead me in the upward way of living into the new life You give that I may now and always abide humbly in You and You in me.

Lord Jesus, You have come to make the way possible, living into a new life that comes only through You. Guide me, O Lord, that I may always abide in what You have said and not be content with this world, or the way it does things. Teach me today and every day how to live into the new life You have placed upon me. Guide me by Your Spirit to always seek for that deeper experience You set before me. Amen.