Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thinking of Home


I had two cousins die this week and this morning I was thinking of Heaven. One of them was a beautiful woman who lost her husband 6 months ago and and grieved every day for him. They are together again.
It reminded me of my love ones in Heaven. As a Christian, I don't dread death or Christ's return. In fact, sometimes I find myself wishing He would return today. I will enjoy reuniting with my love ones.
But in my quiet time today, I was troubled about something about myself. Is my number one reason for longing for Heaven to be free from troubles here and see my loved ones? That shouldn't be my main reason. My #1 desire should be to see Jesus and praise and honor Him. It is like even my reasons for desiring Heaven are selfish reasons.
I pray that I can put my priorities in order and for my main desire to not be about me but about Him.

"I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ which is better by far." Phil. 1:23
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith who for the joy set before Him endured the cross scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Heb. 12:2

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, Brenda. I totally understand...

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  2. I love your photos. This post really spoke to me - you hit the nail on the head. I too wonder if it my desire to go to heaven is to escape my daily worries and the trials we go through here on earth. That is really selfish of me. Thank you again!

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