Blessing filled future – Women’s Devotion

It has happened once again. I received an e-mail promising a miracle if I copy and paste said e-mail to many friends within a certain time period. Like a magic wand, my computer will allegedly bestow great things on me after I jump through tiny messaging hoops, engaging friends in this pyramid assurance of a blessing-filled future.

I am blessed with many well-­-meaning friends who do want the very best for me, and I thank God for them! Many of them are Christians who desire the same thing I do: God’s best for themselves and others. Sadly, though, we all at times fall prey to looking for God’s “best” in the wrong places. When we are tempted to seek life’s best this side of heaven, Jesus’ words remind us:

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Setting our hearts and minds on the things our Creator designed for us will ALWAYS be a better way to seek what is best. Even when enduring troubles, take heart! Jesus is on your side! By grace, the Father gives us eyes of faith to see that in everything, even our trials, he has our best interests in mind as we seek his will daily, praying and growing through his Word. God’s faithfulness is NOT a virtual promise via e-mail, conditional on something WE must DO, but a rock-solid guaranteed free gift from the Author of the world’s best-seller: the Bible.

“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” 2 Corinthians 1: 21-22

What is to come? A promised miracle of eternal life in heaven for all believers! See you there!