Monday, September 22, 2008

Heaven is my home and earth... well, I'm just passin' through!

John 14:1-3

1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive
you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. "

Just yesterday when I was at church I recieved what you might call a revelation from God. Now it wasn't a flash of lightning or a booming voice... It was more like an image placed in my mind and an idea that was ground-shaking to say the least. I was sitting in my seat and praying during the worship time and I began to think about the future and, subconciously, making plans. While I was doing this I suddenly recieved a rebuke, or you could say a reminder, so sharp that I knew I couldn't be from me. It basically said "what are you doing? Don't you know that this isn't your home? Where are you storing up your treasure?" Then I saw an image in my mind that was almost half a feeling. It was like I was past this life, standing before God and I was looking back on my life... If you've never felt this then I really can't explain it very well, but I'll try. Honestly, I have a hard time imagining anything beyond this life. I mean, I believe in heaven and I AM a Christian, and I AM going to be with God some day. But to be able to picture that?? I've never, This was the closest I'd ever come to actually understanding what the Bible meant when it said that this life is like a blink of an eye. It only lasted about a second and then the feeling was gone, but it's not something easily forgotten. Right after the feeling left I had the overwhelming urge that I had to write about this on my blog, so here I am writing!!!
This is what I believe God has given me to share with you.
Look on your life. Can you accept the fact that this life means nothing, and that in mere moments you will be before God? And you must realize that it will be mere moments. This life passes quickly. Even if you're young and it seems that you have a long time left, you don't know what will happen tomorrow. And, even if you live out your entire life, you will (not might) have to give an account to God of EVERYTHING you have done. Weather you are Christian or not you must ask yourself, "Why do I get up every morning?" "Why do I make plans for my future?" Are you planning, or have you give God your future? Even if the things you are planning are "For God" or "Christian" if you're doing it outside of God's will or without His guidance, then you should examine your reasons again. Don't get me wrong, it's not necessarily bad to plan, just make sure that you're planning with the thought "if it's your will, Lord" and not trying to get the Lord to work with your plans. I don't know about you, but at the end of my life I want to be able to say as Paul, knowing that I did my utmost to give God everything!

2 Timothy 4:7-8

7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.


  1. dear sarah
    thank you so much for posting this one I felt God speaking to me through what you wrote. sorry this is so short but I practically wrote you a book ten minutes ago but deleted it when I tried to publish. THIS IS NOT MY HOME !!!!
    God bless,
    Amanda {mo mo}

  2. That is something we really need to remember . . . and make sure whatever we do or plan is in God's will. And yes, we are young, but like you said, we never know how long we have . . . my friend that died this past year was only 17! God only knows!

  3. When a friend's 3yo died last month my mom kept saying how much she realized that this is not our home and we're not really here, not really.

    Over the past few days with recent media events we know we are getting closer to the day Jesus comes to take us HOME, but you're right this is NOT our home!

  4. Hey, Sarah!

    You're so right! We all have plans for our futures -- even ol' fogeys like Dad and me -- but like the Bible says, "Man makes his plans, but God directs his steps."

    Dad and I have great expectations for all of you kids, but more important than all of those is our desire that you be right in the center of God's will for your life.

    I'm proud of you!!!

    Love, Mom


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