Thursday, August 1, 2013

Word of the Day... August 1, 2013...

Citizens of Heaven

  But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.  —Philippians 3:20

I am reading this chapter right now and am so blessed!!!  Then I opened my e-mail and here is a wonderful devotional from Pastor Greg Laurie!  I had to share this because it fits in perfectly with what I was reading this morning.    Not only that my husband and I went through the exact same thing when we had our grandson Alaka’i and our  two granddaughters, Kaliko and Alohilani over last weekend.  God is good all the time!!!  I think you will enjoy it as much as I did.

I have four granddaughters and one grandson. The youngest of the girls, Allie, age two, is always so excited to visit our home, which is filled with all kinds of toys. Allie will be happily occupied with the toys for a while, when suddenly she will say, "Home!"

"What?" we will ask.

"Home!" she declares again and walks out the door, as though she had just grabbed the car keys and was about to drive away. When Allie wants to go, she wants to go. She is a bit of a homebody. I've never seen this in a little child.

When you become a Christian, you become a citizen of your real home, heaven. Philippians 3:20 tells us, "But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior."

Sometimes we will look at life, and it all just leaves us cold. We will think, Home! But the "home" we are actually longing for is our heavenly one.

E. M. Bounds wrote, "Heaven ought to so fill our hearts and hands, our manner and our conversation, our character and our features, that all would see that we are foreigners, strangers to this world, natives of a nobler clime, fairer than this. . . . Heaven is our native land and home to us, and death to us is not the dying hour, but the birth hour."
David said, "We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace" (1 Chronicles 29:15).

The world is not our home, but it is our present location. And one day, we will go to our real home. I don’t know about you guys but I am getting really homesick!!!  I hope you all have a Simply Heavenly Day!!!  God bless you!!!♥♥♥


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