2Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. 

1 John 3:2

Today I am giving you a word of encouragement. As I walk this earth, following Jesus, living like him as best I know how, it is discouraging to find my life doesn’t always reflect him as well as I would like. I stumble. I fall. I get back up.

I wonder what I will be like when I get to heaven. . . and I long for the day when everything will be clear. But one thing I know — I will be like him. I will see him as he really is and I will be changed in an instant. I am reminded of Paul’s words to the church in Corinth . . .

51But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 

1 Corinthians 15:5152

So, be encouraged today! If you stumble and fall – it’s okay. Take a deep breath and get back up. We all stumble. We all fall. We can all get back up.

You already are a child of God. You will one day be just like Christ! In a moment, in the blink of an eye — you will be transformed.

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