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Day 31: Heaven and Home

Jan 31 2014

Heaven is our home – our destination – but I think all too often, we forget this ultimate detail in the day-to-day of life, I know I do.

From time to time, I like to ‘take stock’ to see that the ‘heading’ of my life is set on eternity and that I am tracking on course. This means I have to evaluate and consider: What have I been prioritising? Have my decisions been aligning me with God’s plan for the future? Am I considering the consequences of my decisions before I make them?

I believe this is an important thing for all of us to do. It’s just too easy, especially in Western and affluent cultures, to focus on the here and now, the next big deal or acquisition, the promotion or achievement. Yet, far too often, these things rob us from investing into the things that truly matter.

“His love has the first and last word in everything we do.” Rev 21:14 Msg

Have you ever asked yourself, “What does God value most?” The Bible makes it very clear: Above all, God highly prizes Jesus, His Church and the lost. The evidence of this is clear in the sacrifice of His Best to ensure we have a secure home with Him both on earth and eternally.

When you live with the understanding and awareness that Heaven is your home, your priorities, decisions, relationships and future will come into alignment with God’s unique plan and purpose for you.

Proverbs 4:18 says, “The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.”

Live with Heaven in your sights, eternity in your heart and your focus on God and people. That is truly a blessed life. And always remember – the best is yet to come!

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Revelation 21:3-5 (The Message)
God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.” The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new.”

Lord, as I look to the future, I am so grateful for Jesus Who has made a pathway for me. By Your Spirit, I ask for grace for each day, to keep Heaven in my sights as I journey through my life toward Home.