Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Are We Eagerly Awaiting?

“Are We Eagerly Awaiting?”
By Zach Wood
Philippians 3:20-21 (NIV)
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.

We sure eagerly await a lot of things in life, don’t we?  We eagerly await the arrival of a newborn baby.  We eagerly await a promotion that we work hard to attain.  We eagerly await that house that we will close on soon.  We eagerly await the vacation we’ve been saving for.  We eagerly await the day that we say our vows in marriage.

We eagerly await a lot of things.  We get excited and worked up about a lot.  We get excited and worked up about celebrations that happen throughout our years of life.  We really like to celebrate, don’t we?  Of course we do!  God brings moments to our lives that we should enjoy and savor.  There’s nothing like making memories that bring warm feelings to our hearts each time we remember them.  We await and long for many things and we should.  We should be able to enjoy life.

As much as we enjoy things in life, we should never place more importance on the things more than what is awaiting us as we seek to go home to be with Jesus Christ one day.  The problem is that we do hold onto so much here in this life.  Again, we should enjoy and savor the great moments we have here that God blesses us to have.  But, we must never hold onto anything so hard that we wish to be here more than our eternal home with Christ.

This is not our home.  Every single day, from the time we get up to the time we go to bed, we should be eagerly awaiting the moment we get to see Jesus face to face.  However, so much of the time, I find myself honestly holding on and eagerly awaiting things in this life too much.  I find myself focused on what the world offers and longing for worldly things way too much.

No matter what good things happen for us in this life on earth, there is absolutely NOTHING we could possibly eagerly await more than being in the presence of our Lord and Savior.  When we are with Him, there will be nothing greater.  So, while we await that day and moment, are you sharing that eagerness with others?

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