The last few weeks (months?) I’ve found myself time and time again, asking the simple… yet not simple at all… question: “God, what do you want me to learn from this? What are you trying to teach me?”
Books, life situations, conversations with friends, and more… I’ve been in a season of life where I desperately want to grow and learn. The situations have varied greatly, but I think one lesson he’s teaching me about goes a little something like this:
“Bekah, this world is not your home! You never WILL be completely satisfied here because this isn’t REALLY where you belong! In the meantime, though, trust Me to provide for you… to provide a place to live… a place to grow… a place to serve… a place to be. To be the you I’ve created you to be.”
And this Kansas-grown girl recalls a lesson in a slightly more profound light than she’s ever realized before…
There truly is NO PLACE LIKE HOME!
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” (Philippians 3:20-21)
“All these people were still living by faith when they died. … and they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.” (Hebrews 11:13-16)