Here it is Wednesday already ... where on earth does time go? The older I get the faster it seems to fly. Oh well. Deal with what I have and be thankful for all God allows.
I've been thinking about how good it is to be home and found myself wondering if that's the reaction I'll have when I reach Heaven. Will I feel like I've spent time in a foreign land and finally reached where I'm supposed to be? I have a feeling it will much like I experienced when I walked in the door of my house ... I'm home! Thank the Lord, I'm safely home! One day I will be saying that for the last time. I'm Home! Thank the Lord, I'm safely Home!
I am re-reading the book "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn and it makes me aware all over again of what we have to look forward to and how we need to loosen our grip on the things of this world. We own nothing. We can take none of this with us when we die. Why do we feel we need to hang on to so much?
I spent time yesterday going through things I don't use and will take them to the Salvation Army tomorrow. Working at my Uncle's last week again showed me the futility of gathering 'stuff'. He has spent untold dollars on things we donated to a Burn Center down there. I saw nothing of lasting value and I felt sad that, to my knowledge, he's never given of his finances, his time, or his life to what will last for Eternity. He does profess to have accepted Christ as Savior, and for that I am thankful. But at age 77, what does he have to show for his life? What is his legacy?
The trip to TN and working with Mom as I did to get my Uncle's house in order made me stop and take stock of my own life. I need to do that more often. Search my heart and allow my Father to show me what needs straightening out, or given away, or cleaned up. As much as I enjoy Spring cleaning (and I really do), it would be much more beneficial to do frequent soul-searching and see what needs to change there.
There are lessons to learn in all of life if we'll but be open to the Holy Spirit's leading and teaching. Nothing is too small not to learn something. Nothing is insignificant ... all that comes our way can teach of God's grace, mercy and warning.
Help me Father not to get caught up in "my" agendas and lists and plans and forget that Yours is the one that matters for eternity.