Our True Home

In life, we are all called to something.  Now, in reality, we all “do” something, but that thing that we “do” may not be our calling.  What is our calling?  Great question.  It is different for all of us, we all have our own calling.

But, as Christians, do all share at least one calling.  What is it?  Listen to what Paul tells us today in 1 Timothy 6: 11-12:

11 But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Paul tells us to take hold of enteral life, to which we were called.

In other words, we are called to a home that is not here.  This world is great.  This world is awesome.  This world is fun.  I really, really, really enjoy living.

But this world is not home.

aim-at-heaven-cs-lewis-pinAnd you what is true?  As long as we believe that this world is our home, we will never truly live.  We will seek the things of this world first, and we will always want more and more and more.  We will chase after things that we think will make us happy, and they never will.  We will have a whole in our heart that we will seek to fill with so many different things, things that never make us happy.

But when we live with the true knowledge that heaven is our home, we actually live now. We find life and happiness and peace.  Because we know that our true home in found in a place that cannot be destroyed.  Our true home is found in a place that is eternal.

And when our heart is firmly rooted in our true home, we find this life even better.

CS Lewis said:

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

Today are we living with our true home in our hearts?  Doing that, we find more life now than we could ever imagine.

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