Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
                                                             Philippians 3:20 (NIV)

Christians (Christ-followers) have a different set of standards than those of the world.  They also have a different home.  For their permanent home is Heaven, not this earth.  And so they are called on to live by these standards set forth by Jesus and for this home called Heaven.  Yet so often we live like our citizenship is here and not in eternity.  We worry about tomorrow.  We hold on to anger and revenge.  We think more about what we want than what Christ wants from us.

I wonder how Christ, whom we're supposed to be placing first in our lives, feels about all this?  I wonder how disappointed our Father in Heaven must be when we forget whose we are and whom we're supposed to be representing?

I'm reminded of those great words from the book of Joshua, "Choose this day whom you will serve." and "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."  Let us take these words seriously today as we remember where our citizenship is.  Let us live as though we are foreigners in this land so that we don't get too accustomed to its ways.  Let us reach toward Heaven in all we do and eagerly await the time when we will see our Savior in that place we call Home.

In the love of Christ,


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