Old bodies, Refined spirit

Not that I hadn’t thought about it before but was reminded again last night as I was lying in a hospital bed. Our physical bodies do not last forever but thank God that He is building something new spiritually every day that we walk with Him. I had just left an appointment with my cardiologist and started heading out of town to visit family when I started getting heavy chest pains that ended up shooting through my back and down my arm! “Oh my goodness I’m having a heart attack!” I had my wife turn around and we headed straight to the E.R. I was sitting there thinking that I was 42 years old and could die. My body over the last couple of years has gone downhill and all these fears start setting in. after a couple of hours in the ER however and with multiple tests being done the result was that I did not have a heart attack. However, the pain is still there even after I woke up this morning. Then God placed this scripture in front of me which put a little comfort in my heart. 2 Corinthians 4:16 for which cause we faint not but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Meaning that every day our bodies are getting older and will eventually fail us but spiritually God is making us stronger inside. We all want to live to be as old and healthy as possible but in reality, we were only meant to live for a limited time, but living in Christ Jesus is eternal. AMEN!!!

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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