“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” (2 Corinthians 5:8-9).
What is your ambition? Is it to find all the comfort you can in this world or to embark on the journey the Lord has placed before you in faith? Yes, you can find some comfort in this age, but it is fleeting and in the end, it will all be left behind. Why not seek the greater treasure of living in the presence of the Eternal One who will be with you forever. Come into His presence and find true treasure.
Lord, I am conflicted in this age. I want to be comfortable and live a good life. Yet, my mind knows that this is temporary. Lead me, O Lord, in the better way of being thankful for what comforts I have, but also never losing sight of the upward call You have given me by grace through faith. Help me to see through the temptations of this age to pursue what is right in Your sight.
Holy Spirit, come sift my heart and then instruct me how to walk the better path. Guide me according to Your goodness that I may seek to be conformed to the image of Christ. Lead me where You will and give me a gracious heart to receive with thankfulness all that You give. You know what I need even before I ask. You know all that is needed to take me from where I am to where I will be. Amen.