Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Today Reminder - 11 April 2012 (Home)

My prayer for you for today is that your focus will be on the realities of heaven so that we will all share in His glory when Jesus returns, in Jesus name.

Colossians 3:1-4
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory.

Home is where the heart is. I love going home to my parents, taking the long drive through all the places you have travelled so many times before. Driving down into the valley overlooking all the farms and seeing all the green pastures as the sun touches it all revealing the beauty of God’s creation. It is such a beautiful place nestled in the heart of what is now called Limpopo, with its life giving rivers and beautiful trees, interesting people and slow moving time. Yet that is how I remember it growing up, now so much has changed with land claims and over populated areas, pollution, slowly deteriorating roads and the increase in crime. It saddens one when such a beautiful gift from God can so easily be abused by greed. Now more so is it important that we set our sights on the realities of heaven, the clear crumbling of a dying world should change our focus to what is eternal. We have been lifted to a new life in Jesus and the treasures of this world should have no more value to us. Home should be heaven, and this is where you heart must be. Jesus makes it so clear in Matthew 6:19-20 - "Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.”

My dear friend, our real life is in Jesus and when He is revealed to this world we will share in His glory and we will live with Him for eternity. Focus on the things of heaven and make this your priority, and do not seek the small treasures of this world, but instead the real treasure that is Jesus Christ.

Have an awesome day living for Jesus.