Monday, September 19, 2011

Ready To Go Home

Often times we make the statement “I'm ready to go home.” Usually we say this when it has been a long day at work, a long day at school, or even after a vacation has run its course. It always feels good to go home because home is a place of comfort and rest.
       As Christians, we ought to be always longing to go home, to heaven. We often sing the song “This World Is Not My Home,” however singing it is not enough, we must live it! As human beings who live in the world, it is very easy to get comfortable and lose our focus which is to go home, and bring as many people with us as we can.
       To be able to go home to heaven, we must be prepared, we must follow the directions to get there! Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” If we truly desire to go home, we must take the correct route, which is through obedience to the will of God. The world wants us to believe that we can take any path we want to and still arrive at home. We know that if we want to arrive at a destination here on earth we must use the correct streets to get there. The same is true if we want to get to our heavenly home we must take the correct path, faithful obedience.
       If we stay the course to arrive at our home in heaven, it will most certainly be worth it. Matthew 5:12 “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets before you.”
For those who live a faithful life, there is a great day coming. There is no fear in going home to those who are in Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:54 “So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: death is swallowed up in victory…”
Are you ready to go home if Jesus were to return even today? If not, please don't tarry long, the time for preparation is now.

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