No fun missing Wednesday nights, especially just to be sick! :>(
Anyway, I stopped by 1 John 2:15-17 this morning. I thought a Word for me might be a good Word for you as well.
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
Two things came to mind. The first was when I asked myself the question, "What is it I love about the world?"
The second was the connection I noticed between doing the will of God and "abiding" forever. I understand doing the will of God and I suspect you do to. What I found interesting was the use of the word "abide". The word is used 61 times in the New Testament, almost always by John aka "The Disciple whom Jesus loved". He uses it as a replacement word for "live" but think about how it means so much more. It is to stay with Jesus, to dwell, to belong, to experience everything there is in Jesus and with Jesus.
May you do the will of God today and may you abide with Him forever.