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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Word of Inspiration: Don't Apply for Citizenship in this World

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,” Philippians 3:20

Too many of us think of this world as a permanent and stable environment. We want to plant roots, buy houses and property, collect things (mostly junk), and become attached to our homes and cities. If God were to call you tomorrow, would you be able to leave it all behind, take up your cross, and follow Him? Could you go into the mission field? If you have multiple investment properties, could you give one to a homeless family? Give your second car to a single mom who is struggling to make ends meet? Test yourself...practice giving something away and see if it's a struggle. I'm not talking about the clothes and shoes in your closet that you haven't worn in ages. I'm talking about something you value. This world is not your home. You're presence here is nothing more than on a long visit. Don't become too attached to this world and the things in it. Don't apply for citizenship here. Your home is in heaven, and your job is to win as many souls as possible and bring them with you.

6 comments:

Thank you so much for an always needed reminder.

You're so welcome. Be blessed!

This is really quite true. Though you shouldn't give EVERYTHING away, you still need to realize THIS ISN'T YOURS FOREVER. God should be your only possesion of value because He is yours forever.

I love how this applies to the call of God on our life. The willingness to leave everything behind for whatever our destinies hold in store.
Thank you!

Jorge, thank u 4 understanding this post!

Squirrel, exactly only as God directs. Thank u!