Based on 2 Corinthians 3:18, my wife, Hayley, gave a talk to the women at our church encouraging them to be transparent with one another, to be transfixed on the glory of Jesus, and therefore be transformed.
The first chapter of the book of Ephesians can serve as a helpful balance to how we ought to think and speak of ourselves.
The Kingdom of God is the new reality that we must press in to. It’s not something that we are awaiting to come, it has already come. It’s not some flickering hope in the dim future, it’s currently within our grasp now.
When your future is secure, when your obedience is rewarded, and when even your pain is useful to God’s plans for the redemption of the world, you know what that makes you? Content.
The question is, why do we delay in prayer? What part of our life has been given over in unbelief? Where have we grown cold where the warm faith in Christ was once felt?