Focus of Thought:
As Christians we’ve been taught all our lives that this earth is not our home. It is true and warming to know that we have a home in heaven, but how does this information help us? I’ve been taught to keep eternity in mind as we think about our heavenly abode. I appreciate knowing that when I suffer trials, I can put a moment of suffering into the perspective of eternal bliss. It is important to do so, but more amazing things are guaranteed with heaven being our home.
Expression of Thought:
“Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] not to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God [They are born of God!].” John 1:13 [AMPC ] Once we receive Jesus into our lives, God becomes our father, and we then belong to His kingdom. Our lives become as earthen vessels for his will to be done on earth, our greatest example being Jesus. It is a wonderful privilege to be God’s child, but another cool feature of our salvation is the fullness of God. In John 1:18, we learn that no man as ever seen God , the fullness of Him, except Jesus. As Jesus resides in God’s fullness, as fellow heirs of Christ, we get to partake in the fullness of God as well.
The fullness of God, we’ve heard of it before, but what does it mean? Well, with God being an infinite being, it means an infinite amount of things. Let’s review some of it. Jesus “who is in the bosom [ the intimate presence] of the Father” [AMPC] is the Light of the world, the Word of God, and makes our existence possible as the “world was made through Him” [AMPC]. We as believers have access to the creation powers of this universe, in which we see the beginnings of faith, in where we speak the Word of God and his promises and things have to change for our betterment. If you’ve ever experienced the presence of God, it is full of joy, peace, love, and everything you need,because he offered it as a part of him through his Son and Holy Spirit. The fullness of God being infinite means many things to those who take part of it, creating an individual relationship with Him. This is what it means to not be from this earth. We have a home and access to the fullness of God and the infinite amount of benefits it brings. As David said in Psalm 103:2 “Bless the the Lord, o my soul, and forget not [one of] all his benefits” [AMPC]
One of my favorite parts of John chapter 1 is when Nathanael questions “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”and Philip replies "Come and see !”. Next time you think about the the beginning of your life and all that has happened, and question "How can anything good come from me?", tell yourself "Come and see!". Remember that earth is not your home anymore and think gladly of the amount infinite blessings you can obtain, because you made Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior and have an heavenly abode.