But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3:20-21 (NIV)
That is what is on my heart and mind. What is on your heart and mind? Eagerly awaiting you, as my Savior from heaven, is on my heart and mind. Tell me more about that. Everything has changed about me since I have come to more fully realize that my true home is in heaven with you. I am just passing through this life. This life is not all that there is. This life is like a mirage. This life will quickly pass away. It is foolish to live for the things of this life. It is a tragic mistake to allow my heart and mind and life to be focused on this earth. You have given me an eternal focus. You are helping me to keep my heart and mind and life focused on you. You are giving me new thoughts to think, words to speak and actions to take. How so? I no longer am working for what will quickly pass away. That is not my chief endeavor. That is not my primary job. I will no longer be trying to store up treasure in heaven. What will you do instead? I will store up treasure in heaven with you. How will you store up treasure in heaven with me? I will listen to your instructions. I will follow your guidance. I will go and do whatever you ask of me. I will be storing up treasure in heaven as I keep on going and doing your will. That is true.
How are you comforted and encouraged and inspired as you keep your heart and mind and life focused on me and your life forever in heaven? As I focus my heart and mind and life on you, I know that I am being changed. Day by day, moment by moment you are changing me. You are helping me to live the life you have called me to live. You are making me able to be the person you have planned me to be. You are helping me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, I am. However, what is also really exciting is that all the changes you are doing in me now will not compare with how I will be changed when I come to live forever in heaven with you. You will transform my lowly body into a glorious body, just like yours. That is comforting. That is encouraging. That is inspiring. Yes, it is. I will keep on passionately loving and following and serving you with all that is within me. That will be very good.
Lord, thank you that my true home is in heaven with you. I am just passing through this life. I eagerly await the day when I will come to live forever in heaven with you. In the meantime, help me to passionately live my life as a bold witness for you in this world. Amen
Key Question… Why is it a tragic mistake to allow your heart and mind and life focused on the things of this life?
Living It Out… Be comforted and encouraged because you know that your true citizenship is in heaven with the Lord.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that your true citizenship is in heaven with Jesus Christ, your Savior and Lord.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are focusing your heart and mind and eyes on the Lord.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you be comforted and encouraged by knowing that your citizenship is in heaven.
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