“Making it Home Safely”

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When you’ve been traveling on the highway for hours the journey gets daunting.  You see people lose patience with one another and make reckless moves to avoid adding extra minutes in traffic.

Witnessing this over and over again, in my head I thought to myself, “I’m just trying to make it home safely.”  Yes, it’s hard and my body aches from the hours of sitting.  Yes, I want to get through the jumbled mess of cars just as bad as anybody else but if carelessness and not paying attention while driving distract me or anyone else from the task at hand, it may prevent me from getting to where I want to be.

Our daily lives and decisions mark the path for us more than we know.  If we are rushing about, handling life haphazardly, distractions and reckless behavior may cause major upsets in the flow of the ride, preventing us from our desired destination.

Jesus said, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).  What amount of distractions and desires is worth missing out on heaven for?  What reckless lifestyle will cause you to trade off what awaits you up ahead in glory?

I don’t know about you, but I’m just trying to make it home safely.  There are many things that the enemy will use to take our affection and focus off of our heavenly home.  But, my friends, the promise that lies before us is too great to miss out on.  Imagine when that day comes to stand before God face to face.  Imagine if you will, there we will be sitting at the feast table and sharing in a heavenly celebration with noted characters from God’s holy Word.  Can you imagine seeing Jesus for yourself?!

Oh, there is something so special about that holy destination that words from the human tongue fail to give it its proper due.  But, in my heart and in my mind I long for that place too much to let things down here stand in the way.

Do you have a yearning for heaven?  Do you desire to bask in the glory of God as His countenance shines down on you?   Do you long for peace and joy inexpressible which will fill your being at knowing you have made it over?  The Holy Scriptures encourages us of that eternal dwelling, stating, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him,” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

The journey may be rough at times, but the destination is sweet and, “I’m just trying to make it home safely.”

 

“There’s No Place like Home!”

 

 

There is an old song that says:

“Caught up to meet him

Joy and happiness will be mine.

Caught up to meet him in the air.

Caught up to meet him

Meet in glory tell the story,        

caught up to meet him in the air.

someday, some day,

I’m going where jesus is

I’ll be caught up to meet him in the air” (Adoration Medley – Allgospellyrics.com)

One day we are going to experience a joy like no other when we arrive HOME.  And, you know that I am not referencing any earthly dwelling we can find down here.  Rather, a place we can only imagine from the writing of the revelator and prophets who have peered through, looking beyond this fleshly realm and have viewed the divine.  A place, I think, words will never be able to do it proper justice.  A place so glorious in majesty and appearance the only thing we can do is yearn in the spirit for its streets until we arrive there.

This home is where “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away,” Revelation 21:4.

No matter what you have to face today!  No matter the place you are in right now!  No matter the discouragement, heartache and upsets through this present sufferings; one moment in heaven is going to pay for it all.  One moment at our real home will cancel it all out.  “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him,” 1 Corinthians 2:9.

There’s no place like this home.  To get into all the specifics of what has been revealed in His Word would take more time than I have here at this moment.  But, God has something great in store for us.  Hold on.  One day I hope I will meet you at home.

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Devotion – “Making it Home Safely”

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When you’ve been traveling on the highway for hours the journey gets daunting.  You see people lose patience with one another and make reckless moves to avoid adding extra minutes in traffic.

Witnessing this over and over again, in my head I thought to myself, “I’m just trying to make it home safely.”  Yes, it’s hard and my body aches from the hours of sitting.  Yes, I want to get through the jumbled mess of cars just as bad as anybody else but if carelessness and not paying attention while driving distract me or anyone else from the task at hand, it may prevent me from getting to where I want to be.

Our daily lives and decisions mark the path for us more than we know.  If we are rushing about, handling life haphazardly, distractions and reckless behavior may cause major upsets in the flow of the ride, preventing us from our desired destination.

Jesus said, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).  What amount of distractions and desires are worth missing out on heaven for?  What reckless lifestyle will cause you to trade off what awaits you up ahead in glory?

I don’t know about you, but I’m just trying to make it home safely.  There are many things that the enemy will use to take our affection and focus off of our heavenly home.  But, my friends, the promise that lies before us is too great to miss out on.  Imagine when that day comes to stand before God face to face.  Imagine if you will, there we will be sitting at the feast table and sharing in a heavenly celebration with noted characters from God’s holy Word.  Can you imagine seeing Jesus for yourself?!

Oh, there is something so special about that holy destination that words from the human tongue fail to give it it’s proper due.  But, in my heart and in my mind I long for that place too much to let things down here stand in the way.

Do you have a yearning for heaven?  Do you desire basking in the glory of God as His countenance shines down on you?   Do you long for peace and joy inexpressible which will fill your being at knowing you have made it over?  The Holy Scriptures encourages us of that eternal dwelling, stating, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him,” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

The journey may be rough at times, but the destination is sweet and, “I’m just trying to make it home safely.”

 

“There’s No Place like Home!”

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Recently, I took a trip to another state.  To me the trip was somewhat stressful and emotionally draining.  I had one focus the majority of the time there: home.  I wanted to go home big time.

When it was time to repack our things and head in the direction of home my heart leapt with excitement.  My inner man was doing a two-step with joy.  I was going where I wanted to be.  I was going home.

Spending the hours driving didn’t matter to me.  My hips wracked with pain due to the long car ride, but it didn’t faze me.   When we arrived at our local beltway, about a half an hour from home and I spied local places and landmarks, though stuck in rush hour traffic, I was happy.

There is a song that says:

“Caught up to meet him

Joy and happiness will be mine.

Caught up to meet him in the air.

Caught up to meet him

Meet in glory tell the story,        

caught up to meet him in the air.

someday, some day,

I’m going where jesus is

I’ll be caught up to meet him in the air” (Adoration Medley – Allgospellyrics.com)

One day we are going to experience a joy like no other when we arrive HOME.  By now, you know that I am not referencing any earthly dwelling we can find down here.  Rather, a place we can only imagine from the writing of the revelator and prophets who have peered through, looking beyond this fleshly realm and have viewed the divine.  A place, I think, words will never be able to do it proper justice.  A place so glorious in majesty and appearance the only thing we can do is yearn in the spirit for its streets until we arrive there.

This home is where “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away,” Revelation 21:4.

No matter what you have to face today!  No matter the place you are in right now!  No matter the discouragement, heartache and upsets through this present sufferings; one moment in heaven is going to pay for it all.  One moment at our real home will cancel it all out.  “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him,” 1 Corinthians 2:9.

There’s no place like this home.  To get into all the specifics of what has been revealed in His Word would take more time than I have here at this moment.  But, God has something great in store for us.  Hold on.  One day I hope I will meet you at home.