“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,” Philippians 3:20
I don’t know about you but I am longing for heaven these days. Longing for the race to be finished. Longing to worship my King for the rest of my days. Longing to cast my crown at His feet.
Do you ever feel as a Christian that you are a stranger here on Earth? Like you can find no place to rest your head? Like no place is really home? Like you really just never belong?
Oh, most of us have a home and a bed to sleep in, families and communities we are a part of, but do you feel that deep down it’s not quite right? Like you are longing for something more, something better? Longing for the day you are home. Longing to be made whole.
Thankfully one day we will be home. One day we will be made whole.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3
Lately I find myself more and more thankful that this life can be painful, tiresome, and is making me weary. I am thankful because it drives me to Him. Drives me to cry out to Him, to run to His all sufficient arms. It forces me to come to His well that never runs dry. Because He is enough.
The days and times we are living in can overwhelm a person, and on many days I am that person. When I can’t see past my circumstances, when I can’t see Him through all that is going on. Most often that’s when I haven’t stopped to acknowledge Him through my circumstances, and I am set on carrying everything on my own. It’s when I have the “I’ve got it handled” frame of mind.
Thankfully we don’t have to carry it on our own, we were never meant to. And one day it will be done. It will all be over and we will be home. The burdens will be over and gone. And we will just worship Him for all of eternity.
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
Friend I am looking heavenward with a renewed commitment. Won’t you commit with me? To be joyfully awaiting our Lord’s return. Joyfully awaiting home.
As the world crumbles around us and our home becomes less and less recognizable, less and less comfortable. Let’s commit to pray more fervently, “Come Lord Jesus, come.”
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28
Praying with you. xx