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Our Focus

For we know that if the earthly tent
we live in is destroyed,
we have a building from God,
an eternal house in heaven,
not built by human hands.
Meanwhile we groan,
longing to be clothed instead
with our heavenly dwelling,

Our focus must be on the “building” to come, not the “tent” we have now (2 Corinthians 5:1). This is the one message that helped me to get through my ordeal with cancer. In the midst of tremendous fear and doubt and worry, I laid hold of God’s promise of a “heavenly dwelling” (v. 2). I took my disintegrating tent and I camped on the deep certainty God had given me for a new home.

I knew the Spirit lived within me, and I knew the Bible likens the Spirit to “a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come” (2 Corinthians 1:22). As hard as it was to face the very real possibility of my imminent death, this was a great comfort to me.

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.

On the journey with you,
Dave Dravecky