Eternal tent

Scripture:  For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:1

Application to my life:  One day both my physical home and my earthly body will be a pile of dust.  Whether from natural causes or worldly disaster, they will both one day be destroyed.  Yet, God has laid up for me in heaven a place that He has prepared that is eternal.

It will be a place not picked by me.  It will be a place not fashioned out of the DNA of earthly parents or made by human hands.  I will have a new body, perfectly made in His image.  I will be like Him.  I will exactly where He wants me to be.

EarthlytentDespite that promise, I also know that this side of Heaven He longs for me to reflect His image.  He longs for me to bring glory to Him.  He longs for me to follow His will.  He longs for me to follow His ways so closely that I am always exactly where He wants me to be.

I know I am not there yet.  It is my desire to get there, through His presence and power.  He has given me the Holy Spirit to help me do it.

Your response:  Lord, thank You for sending Jesus to seek and save me.  Thank You that He has gone to prepare a place for me. Help me to live now, abiding in your presence and reflecting Your image to the world.  Thank You for guiding my steps, help me to obey so that I may walk where You have called me to walk.  I know that You have plans for me here on earth and I want to  do what You have prepared for me.  I want to be who You have called me to be and to accomplish everything You have prepared for me.  I want to live for You until I can come to the eternal home You have prepared for me.  Help my unbelief in doing this so I will be obedient to you.

About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try the believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you
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