Romans 8… day 28…

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined 
to be conformed to the image of his Son,
in order that he might be the firstborn
among many brothers.
Romans 8:29 ESV

He has known you… always…
even before the world was…
For He chose us in Him,
before the foundation of the world,
to be holy and blameless in His sight.
Ephesians 1:4 HCSB
He has had a specific purpose in mind for you…
since before you were…
For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand,
that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 ESV
The purpose of your life… is to know Him…
be conformed to His image…
Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust,
we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.
1Corinthians 15:49 ESV
The suffering… waiting… enduring… 
is about being reborn…
into His image… 
becoming His brother…
Are you more caught up in the things of the world…? 
or in becoming a brother of Christ…?

Seeking His Kingdom first… is about this pursuit…
He says…
“… Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;
I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. …”
Isaiah 48:10 ESV
Interpreting everything that comes into our lives… as a means to purify… refine… who we are… to be like Him… is the best way to stay focused on Him… and not get distracted by the things of this world… which don’t really matter in the end…
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18

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