Heaven Is Home …
That is what we are taught as Christians. And that IS what I believe.
Life crashes upon us daily, with a combination of the amazing, the painful and the ludicrous.
In the amazing – I am so thankful that I am ‘living the dream’.
In the painful – I want out. Take me home NOW, please …
In the ludicrous – like the frustrations of getting stuck behind a slow driver, or the customer who is cranky and takes it out on you, a family member who disrespects you, a work colleague who treads on you or steals an idea and claims it as their own .. I want to lash out. I run the scenarios of how I would llike respond to their selfishness .
But I DON’T .. What stops me?
How do I control myself against the very urge that threatens to overcome me ???
Sometimes I do say something that I wish I hadn’t, because I feel justified. Most often though (and increasingly as I understand God, the world and myself – better ), I allow the something greater inside me – that which is shaped, by my understanding of God – to be the overriding decision maker – before I open my mouth. It is only then that I can extend grace and treat others the way that I like to be treated. Undeserved acceptance.
Don’t just take my word for it ..
Read what God’s word says.
Hebrews 11:13-16 The Message (MSG)
13-16 Each one of these people of faith died not yet having in hand what was promised, but still believing. How did they do it? They saw it way off in the distance, waved their greeting, and accepted the fact that they were transients in this world. People who live this way make it plain that they are looking for their true home. If they were homesick for the old country, they could have gone back any time they wanted. But they were after a far better country than that—heaven country. You can see why God is so proud of them, and has a City waiting for them.
So thankful that we have this reminder.