Finally…2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
Therefore…2 Corinthians 4:16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
I had to have a nap both morning and afternoon for a couple of days in a row. I have been in pain in my back, shoulders and neck, along with extreme tiredness again. Haven’t quit the diet or stopped medication. Somewhere along the way these scriptures came to me, along with a nap-dream today. In my dream I saw Rick walking without the walker, like a tightrope walker, first backwards and then forwards in the house from the living room windows to the kitchen door and then doing it again laughing. He was shaking but strong and his walker was next to his chair in the dining room.
What do the scriptures and the dream say……??? I have not lost heart, I have not yet finished . We continue the good fight, the race, the faith. We may not see it yet, but the good God is not finished with us yet. He continues to give us strength as we listen to His voice, in the scriptures, through godly speakers and teachers. We pray, we worship, we stand. In His presence day and night in our home we call on God to give us ‘this day’ to be His love and presence for others.
Whether the dream becomes a reality with great joy or we see Jesus first, we will fight, run the race and keep the faith, until we see His appearing, the ‘One our hearts love’.