Tuesday, April 18, 2006

how comfortable are you?



i’ve so enjoyed my walks this spring ... as i walk i pray - for people, places and sometimes things!

yesterday as i was briskly striding along, i thanked the Lord for our rental place ... i know that it was provided by Him, at the right time, for our need ... and i know that it is a good place to wait in ...

this rental place could be a place to spread out and really live in too ... but there are a few drawbacks ... there is that stale tobacco smell - that oozes at the most unexpected times ... the lawn and garden are huge huge huge ... way beyond what we are capable of caring for ... and the occasionally leak in the basement, well ... you get the picture ...

so i pray for our yet to be found home ... that place that is right for us ... where we can settle in and do what work we have the strength for ... i have a peace about it ... it will come when the time is right ...

isn’t that like our earthly home, compared to our heavenly one?

we can merrily go along, living for the day with no thought of anything but how grand this life is ... then we get ill ... or finances fail ... or loved ones let us down ... and our hearts get discouraged ... those times should draw us closer to God ... and He in turn gives us a glimpse of our heavenly home, that Jesus has gone to prepare for us ... a home that is perfect ... no illness, no financial concerns, no more hate or any sin of any kind ... all that has been wiped away ...

so let’s not get too comfy down here ... after all, it's only our "rental home" ... our "real home" (heaven) is just around the corner!

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

My mom used to say we had to wear this world lightly...I think so! I so agree with what you say here!
Blessings as your working time begins again...and we will ask Abba Father to provide just the exact spot you need...and to me, it is really a need when it comes to a place that has not been smoked up!!

Mrs. Diamond said...

amen

The Blog Inn said...

Saija: Check out my "The Blog Inn" site. Your picture on your recent post is included.

Have a wonderful week!

Resting in Him,

David

Saija said...

elizabeth ... i like that, "wear this world lightly" ... i think if we really thought about it, and did just thought - we just wouldn't stress so much! blessings to you!

mrsd ... so did you call the city sweepers out? i'm coming into the city tomorrow ... i'm having lunch at the sal's with my buds ... :)

david ... i like your blog inn ... and such a cool name for it! aren't you the smart one ... :o) ... i checked it out before when you first mentioned it on your blog, and liked what i saw ... thanks for using my pic ... blessings to you!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

You are so right! We are simply sojourners here. Imagine how great Heaven will be!

You're "rental home" is beautiful! Love all the property around it....the flowers...it is simply picturesque!

Diane

Saija said...

Diane ... well our rental place isn't quite as grand as the picture i found off the internet ... *grin* ... but it is a cute place and the waiting isn't a hardship ... blessings to you!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

O.k..you got me...now it's my turn: TAG--You're it! Come on--let's play! Come to my blog for the details! :)

Diane

Hikingalong said...

"So let’s not get too comfy down here ... after all, it's only our "rental home" ... our "real home" (heaven) is just around the corner!" Amen! We must always remember that this is not our home, but we're just visiting. Our real home is with Jesus and I can't wait to get there! Thanks for your post, it's so touching!

Saija said...

Diane ... will pop overly shortly! :o)

berrymom ... i need to post reminders to myself ... not to put my stakes in too deep, 'cause we're leaving in the morning!

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