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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Homesick for Heaven

"I designed you to desire Me... the tugs of divinity (are) within you. I made you in My Image, and I hid heaven in your heart. Your yearning for Me is a form of homesickness: longing for your true home in heaven." (211)
Years ago, during a bible study on heaven, a lawyer's wife told me that life was so good, things were going so well, she was so happy that she really wasn't looking forward to heaven. Although, she certainly did not want the option of hell... she was totally happy for life to stay just like it was!
Which turned our discussion a whole different direction...what are the things that cause us to look forward to heaven? As we answered that question...we recognized that if we get too comfortable, we can often get too distracted with earthly, material things and miss the significance of the eternal things!
While I am grateful for blessings I experience in my daily life... I never want to loose my deep hunger for heaven.
Feeling the "tugs of divinity" deep in my heart...dmc


  1. "Do not be afraid to be different from other people." I always felt different, but still tried to "please other people" because I wanted to "fit in". Sadly even with my own family (before I got married). I even got caught up in the materialism and other things that made me miserable. Once I realized I couldn't be me to "fit in", I decided I needed to "relinquish my desire to please other people" and just please God. (God helped me with that one.) Eventually God found a place where I feel I belong, my family now and right here at FWC!

    "As the deer panteth for the water, my soul longeth after thee. You alone are my heart's desire and I long to worship thee."

  2. Thanks, Melissa! What a good word for all of us... to be free from the tyranny of needing to "fit it!" Yes, you have found the place to "belong!" Praise Jesus!

  3. http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/features/22252-the-danger-of-being-the-same

    This is a good read!

  4. There is so much to ponder in these devotional readings and the accompanying scripture passages. The statement that struck me in today's reading was "To follow me wholeheartedly, you must relinquish your desire to please other people". But I like to help people feel comfortable! I suppose there is both a positive and a negative side to that trait. I pray that God will guide me in the right direction.