Entitled to My Good Life
I will share some nonsense tomorrow possibly, but today I am all serious~
I've been in Romans 8 v.18 "I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us."
God help us that we live so far from heaven. So far, that we forget about it altogether. We have pushed aside our hope in God and heaven to make room for some new "hopes" ...pleasure, money, clean houses, obedient lovely children, success, admiration, watching a ball game or a day on the lake. And when any one of our "hopes" is disappointed we cry out to God- oh why have you failed me! And if that is a little dramatic for your style... you at least pout a very good deal about it.
As C.S. Lewis says, we are far too easily pleased. (or is it disappointed).
I adore a God in control of a universe or so, who offered me life with Him with all I ever want or need for eternity and yet I despair deeply over the loss of comforts never promised, never intended to become my hope- my home.
America: the land of the free- but in a way we have made ourselves slaves to our"prosperity." If we have our heaven here today, do we even need God or the hope of heaven?- to quote the name of the lovely beach house we rent during the summer... maybe we live like "heaven can wait."
The thing is, in just a little while every comfort will be mine forever. Maybe I could live without a few until then....
When every earthly prop gives way, He then is all my Hope and Stay. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand.
Read this blog it is life changing: This is Katie at 18 moved to Uganda by herself to care for orphans- she believes she will live there for her days in this life. In the two years she has been there she has adopted over 10 Ugandan orphans and cares for hundreds out of her meager home. Start back in 2007 and read forward. She says, Don't feel pity on these little orphans who sing and praise God with all their might- feel sorry for us that have everything and don't need God. http://kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com/ Is something missing because we have everything?