Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sometimes I Long For It.....REPOST

I have found myself longing A LOT lately, so I re-read and now I'm reposting!! Originally posted February 18, 2009!

As I was driving to visit My Lifelong Friend, who has suffered so much loss but also has so much to be grateful for, I was thinking.....A LOT.....about all of the individual people that I am praying for....some who have asked for prayers, and some who don't even know that I'm praying for them. I was thinking mostly about the pain and grief that is felt when a loved one is lost, and I found myself longing for it again.....HEAVEN! Now don't get me wrong, I have an exceptionally happy life; and I am so blessed....and by no means do I want to die. BUT I do long for the perfect place where nobody is sick, hurting, suffering, worrying, lonely, hungry, abused, fighting....I long for the perfect place where everything is better than we can ever imagine, full of love, full of peace, and we all exist there in harmony or unison or however you imagine it being with JESUS. I mentioned this to My Lifelong Friend today as we were talking about her health and the loss of her boys, and she agreed that she too longs for HEAVEN and to be reunited with her sons; BUT we both agreed that we are not ready to leave our loved ones behind. Why is that? How can that be? Heaven is the ultimate residing place, but we aren't ready to go? We choose this life on earth? Why can't we have the faith of our children who will tell us over and over again...."Don't be sad, he's with Jesus!" In this fallen world we live in, I find myself longing for it more and more; but God says choose life!
Passage Deuteronomy 30:19:
19 -20 I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

God has a purpose and a plan, and we may not understand it during our earthly life; but we are instructed to choose life, love God, listen obediently and strongly embrace Him! Embrace your earthly life and live it in a way that gives God all the glory! God is all circumstances....He is good!


The Blankenship Family said...

Well said, my friend!

FXSmom said...

very well said. I miss my baby boy greatly and it's been 16 years. BUT I have so much down here that I need to live for first. I know he is in a good safe place and that when it is my time we will be reunited.