"But now they yearn for a better nation, a heavenly one; therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them" Hebrews 11:16.
When I began full-time ministry, I was faced with the problem of finding a place to live because I had to leave the mansion provided by the institution from which I had resigned. So I prayed to God for a three-room 'boys' quarters' that could fit my family and me. The Almighty God who called me, on the other hand, told me not to ask for an entire house because He would construct me a city.
I trusted what He said because I recognized His voice - He is my Daddy, and I am His son. Today, the city He spoke of is being created, and nothing will be lacking. How large is your dream, Beloved? Is it possible that God is present in the dream? No matter how huge that dream is, if God is involved, it will undoubtedly come true.
Dreams are an important part of human life since they determine how far a person will progress in life. It is awful for someone to have a little dream. It's like going to a river with a table spoon to get water. Only those who travel to the river with large buckets and tanks will be able to make the most of the opportunity. Similarly, the dream of eternal life in paradise with God should strongly encourage your Christian deeds.
The heroes of faith in Hebrews 11:13-16 are described as strangers and pilgrims on earth because of their dreams of higher citizenship in heaven. They were looking for a country that was far superior to any in the globe. Don't be astonished if you see someone who claims to be a Christian collecting fortune at the price of God's kingdom expansion: such a person's activities just show how earthly minded he or she is.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will also be your heart,” the Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 6:19-21.
Unless you're delusory, your vision of heaven should be large enough to engulf any earthly ambitions you may have. Our Lord promised that He would ascend to heaven to make a home for us, and that He would thereafter return to take us to Himself in eternal pleasure. Allow this dream to lead you to godliness via contentment, which is a huge gain (1Timothy 6:6).
Prayer point: Father, please don't let the attraction of this age steal my heart's desire for paradise, in Jesus' Name.
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