“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord.”
Deb and I and our family have lived in multiple houses through the years, but we’ve moved our home from house to house. Home is where the people you love live. I tell Deb all the time, “Honey, if you leave me, I’m going with you.” Because she is home, and we are at home together.
We all have a homing instinct, a desire for home and heaven. God put it in us, this desire to be with God, to know God and to be with Him!
Home, I pray, is a great place for you. I understand home does not necessarily have great connotations for some. But for so many of us home is place of belonging, it’s a place of comfort and safety.
We should have our faces set and our attention and our focus on that day when we stand before the Lord. Because heaven is not just a destination, heaven is a motivation to live our lives for Him!
I hope you’re enjoying the journey by passionately, earnestly, expectantly seeking God in your life by faithfully following Him, and that every day of your life you will enjoy Him and enjoy His presence.
He has given us grace; He has given us glory every step of the way. And when we see Him, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it all! When Christ comes for us and we look into His face, we will celebrate forever this journey home.
GOD HAS GIVEN US A LONGING FOR OUR ETERNAL HOME.