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Today’s devotions will lift our souls! It was such a blessing to meditate on the truths found in them. My life sometimes feels like it’s going 100mph… so it is incredibly restful to stop and reflect on my life in Christ and the sure hope of heaven.
This morning the focus is on dwelling in Christ.
Believer: thrice happy art thou to have such a dwelling-place! Greatly privileged thou art, for thou hast a “strong habitation” in which thou art ever safe. And “dwelling in Him,” thou hast not only a perfect and secure house, but an everlasting one. When this world shall have melted like a dream, our house shall live, and stand more imperishable than marble, more solid than granite, self-existent as God, for it is God Himself—”We dwell in Him.”
Christ is not only the One we seek to please and glorify with our lives… the truth is, He is our life!! He is our sure foundation and sabbath rest. We are secure in Him and in Him alone.
This evening the focus is on waiting patiently for Christ to take us home. I am not the most patient person, so this exhortation hits home for me.
A little stay on earth will make heaven more heavenly. Nothing makes rest so sweet as toil; nothing renders security so pleasant as exposure to alarms. The bitter quassia cups of earth will give a relish to the new wine which sparkles in the golden bowls of glory. Our battered armour and scarred countenances will render more illustrious our victory above, when we are welcomed to the seats of those who have overcome the world.
Oh, that my mind would think like this more often. Though trials come and hardship might be just around the corner… heaven awaits, my Savior is there!
We are God’s workmanship, in whom He will be glorified by our afflictions. It is for the honour of Jesus that we endure the trial of our faith with sacred joy……. Our time is fixed and settled by eternal decree. Let us not be anxious about it, but wait with patience till the gates of pearl shall open.
Our Sovereign God Reigns!!