Look at these beautiful places I have been privileged to experience. The breathtaking sunset on Assateague Island. The refreshing joys of a misty Alabama Sunrise.
the Mountains of North Carolina, The warm and wonderful beaches of Cocoa Beach Florida
So much beauty, and yet I keep looking for a place to call my own. I lost my home in 2008. Then two years later, I lost another one. I feel homeless, though I have never lived on the streets. I have always had a roof over my head. God has always provided everything I need. I think a home of my own may not be a need, just a want. i was reading through the Book of Hebrews this morning, and come across a verse that really made me stop and think about this whole struggle of mine. “For we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking that city which is to come.” (Hebrews 13:14) I see now that I’ve been seeking the wrong thing in my heart sometimes. It’s so easy to say, “Jesus is my Home,” or “Home is where the Heart is.” But to actually live like that. To actually be content without a place I can say I know is where I’ll be tomorrow, or next year. I took that for granted, living in the same home for almost 15 years. I just thought that was where I was gonna live all the time. Now I’ve been uprooted 4 times in the past 5 years and it’s left me feeling a bit homesick. I keep hearing God say to me, “Carole, Seek first My Kingdom, and all these other things will be added to you as well.” I see now just how practical God can be. When I asked Him what it means to seek His Kingdom First, He showed me that it means to seek Him first, to fix my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of my faith. He has never failed me never left me homeless. If I look back over all the loss, I see that it was nothing compared to knowing Him better, finding out He is my home. My true home is not of this earth. If anyone else out there has lost a lot through this economic downturn in America or the World. Take heart and come to the God who is our true home. Come to Jesus. He will never leave you or forsake you. He will keep you always close to His heart. I choose today to seek the Lasting City, the Kingdom of God. All else has always been provided for, and because He is faithful to His promises, I will always be provided for. Amen and Amen
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When you come to age I am – getting into the mid 70s I am tending to look back and realize what is really important. God did ALWAYS provide a home for us and what I remember about each one varies—neighbors – good and bad; family gatherings – good and bad:):)) mainly though it was the growth in the children and their growing away to begin their own lives. I am in the last quarter of my life on earth – BUT not my eternal life. The MOST IMPORTANT thing is family. God places us where He wants us and gives us the children He wants us to have. They are the only think you can take into eternity. Bujild your house on the Rock. On Christ ;the solid Rock I stand FOREVER. LOVE AND BLESSINGS, Mom
I love you Mom