Day 2: Homeward Bound
The path is marked for all to follow.
We may not understand it
as it isn't the path that we would have chosen,
but if we stay the course
it is pointed in one direction~
It may be uncomfortable
as it takes us to the unfamiliar
to where we have never been before,
but HE is already there.
You feel like a PRODIGAL
because you are going in a different direction,
that appears to be running away,
when actually it is a running towards
into the arms of the ONE who catches you
as you continue to PRESS FORWARD
along the path that is marked just for you,
that leads to the perfect destination
that is the destination for all~
"But [we are different, because] our citizenship is in heaven. And from there we eagerly await [the coming of] the SAVIOR, the LORD JESUS CHRIST" (Philippians 3:20).
For we are HOMEWARD BOUND
just traveling through~
"My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world" (Billy Graham)
So how do we travel?
Do we carry our baggage with sweat and tears?
Do we walk around begrudgingly wishing we were somewhere else?
Do we sit stagnant in wait until JESUS returns?
Do we "fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal"(2 Cor. 4:18)?
Do we walk with a confidence that is not of ourselves, because "the SPIRIT who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world"(I John 4:4)?
Do we "not grow weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Galatians 6:9)?
Do we TRUST with JOY?
Do we HOPE with JOY?
Do we LOVE with JOY
JOY makes its HOME within us.
And if HOME is where the heart is
and if JESUS is in our heart
then we are always HOME.
Oh Goodbye Debbie Downer
because we all have things to do
people to see
and a life to live
that is not ours but HIS
who is taking us to spaces and places beyond what our eyes to see~ ~"We plan the way we want to live, but only GOD makes us able to live it" (Proverbs 16:9)..
Oh the LIFE OF A PRODIGAL
to be living in this world but not of this world~
"I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for CHRIST, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where GOD is beckoning us onward—to JESUS I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back"
Thank YOU GOD for the path that you have made for each one us
as we travel through the
Unfamiliar & Uncharted & Unknown~
"HE IS WITH US' ( listen to the song below)