An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tell the Truth

{If Blogger would let me upload any pictures you might see a beautiful one here... Grrr}

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21

I have a friend who scolded me recently for saying, in front of my children {gasp}, that I wanted to go to Heaven. This dear lady, who lives an authentic life seeking after Christ, was innocently concerned about their welfare to hear their mother talk like this. After all, the poor darlings might get the idea that I didn't love them enough to want to stay until I am ninety-two and have held all of my great-great grandchildren.

It's bizarre, really, the thought of Christians who don't desire to literally go to Heaven any time soon. After all, isn't God in Heaven? Isn't He our desire? You would think, when talking to many professing believers, that it was such of a horrible thing to depart and be with the Lord rather than to be here in the realm of sin. I wonder at the thought of how many of God's children get so wrapped up in this foreign world, weaving their attachments so tightly here, that they can't fathom going "home."

If you need a little extra conviction about this subject in your own life, I challenge you to check out the following Francis Chan video link. "Tell the truth," he says. Do you really desire Heaven?

Francis Chan YouTube


Dicky Bird said...

My internet eats up too much of my data to look at youtube stuff - so I didn't look at the video. However, our hope is in HIM not this world. We all should be looking toward heaven, forward to heaven - ever pressing on telling others about Him and what He has done in our lives. People are just people and often times say things that offend - believe you me, I've had to overcome a lot of that.

Camille said...

Thank you, Terri...for speaking the Truth! Yes, we are foreigners here and our HOME is there!! How precious the thought! I so enjoyed this post today. Praying for you. Hugs, Camille

Maryann said...

My frequent prayer is for the Lord to help me be more eternally focused, it is so easy to get caught up in the here and now and forget that this life is just a moment in time, this is not our home. Will be checking out the link...thanks

Sherry Sutherby said...

I am not of this world. And I, for one, can't wait to be with the Lord. I bet I will find my Dad in his fishing boat, smoking his pipe. And Trent will be on the shore, with pole in hand. What a glorious time it will be.

Sherry Sutherby said...

Just put on the headphones to hear Mr. Chan. Thank you for turning him on to me - I listened last week too!