Hello! My name is Audrey, and I’m happy to welcome you to my blog. I hope that it is a source of encouragement to you. Get to know me at this page. Keep reading to know what this blog is all about!
The blog’s title and inspiration comes from 2 Corinthians 4:16-18:
16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
When I gave my life to Jesus in high school, these verses came to me, and slowly started to define everything in my life.
I grew up in a Christian household, so I knew about God, Jesus, and the Bible. I was the girl who could memorize verses and recite them at lightning speed. I was the one that kids looked up to because it seemed like I “had it all together”. I had a father who wanted the best of me, pushed me, and believed in me until I got there. I had a mother who was the very image of a Proverbs 31 woman, and encourages me even today to not give up the pursuit to be a godly woman. I wanted to be a good daughter, sister, student, and friend. Yet I still struggled when trials came my way.
As I moved through life stages: high school, college, post-college, working, dating, and now marriage, life certainly didn’t get any easier. There were different struggles. Different sins. Different obstacles. And doesn’t it seem easier to just give up sometimes? Well, that’s when 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 would come to mind.. again and again.
I don’t want this page to get too “preach-y” (because I’m also not a pastor), but I just want to pause and encourage those who are right now going through some difficult times. A loss of a loved one. A child who is battling cancer. Pressures and stress at work. Whatever they may be, I pray that the words of these verses will bring you hope today.
Through this blog, I hope that we can stay hopeful while our “outer self” is wasting away. I hope that we can encourage one another to renew our “inner self” day by day. Because we are not living for something on this earth that we can touch, see, and feel. But “eternal glory” that is “beyond all comparison”, beyond our imagination. Let’s continue to have hope and faith in Christ Jesus, as we pursue the things that are eternal. The things unseen.