This is not Heaven

1 Jul

“The song of the whippoorwill. Let her sing. Let her sing in the dark. let her sing at the dawn. Let her song remind you that you were not made for this place and that there is a place just for you. But until then, be realistic. Lower your expectations of earth. This is not heaven, so don’t expect it to be.”

~Max Lucado~

I just now read that. I had to stop and read it a dozen times. As I sat quietly looking this over, this thought came to my mind-“Will what you sow now be worth reaping in the future?” In Galatians 6:7-10 it says that “for the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”

When we live for worldly things it creates turmoil and misery in our lives, well, actually our soul. Β When we give in to the lusty appetites of our flesh our only gift is endless disappointment. Β But, when we live under the influence of the Holy Spirit we reap everlasting life.

It is hard to comprehend sometimes. We are fallen and of the flesh brings immediate gratification. Doing something for eternal value sometimes can be uncomfortable and even painful. I needed the reminder that what I do or don’t do has eternal effects. Is what I’m planting going to have kingdom value for tomorrow and tomorrow’s tomorrow?

Not always, but God reminded tonight to be more mindful of my life and those who pass through it. To plant seeds of truth and life. To look up and remember this is only my temporary home. To find my joy in the Lord and to not make this place heaven because heaven will never let us down.

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

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3 Responses to “This is not Heaven”

  1. Rebecca October 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    Reblogged this on …..and a sprinkle of love and commented:

    This is a constant reminder for me…….

  2. MissesC October 4, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    I always feel like a miss the party or a secret code wherever I am because I feel a stranger in this world. I am just a fellow traveler yearning for my real home.

    • Rebecca October 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

      Just beautiful, my friend! Thanks for sharing. ~Blessings~

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