A Place Just for You

960041_763046300375859_1610115485_n[1]14 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.[a] If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?[b]When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going. John 14:1-4.

My husband and I were getting our rental condo ready for the family members on their way for a visit. We carefully planned for each person’s comfort and enjoyment. We had painted, bought new furniture and appliances and had put up artwork that we thought would be a blessing to them. We had a wonderful time preparing for our coming loved ones. As I was working, I remembered that the Lord is doing this for each and every one of us that trust in Him.

He is truly preparing a place for us. He knows our tastes and likes. He knows what colors we prefer. He knows what makes us happy. He is anticipating our arrival with joy and happiness. He is looking forward to having us there. He is personally going to come and get us so we can always be there where He is.

As the day of my family’s arrival draws near I am filled with happy anticipation. So is He.

Jesus is Lord!




So Now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s people. You are members of God’s family.  Ephesians 2:19

blog picture passportWhen I was in Europe a few years ago I carried my passport with me everywhere. I wore it in a little pouch under my sweater the whole time I traveled. It was the only thing that proved that I was a US citizen. I couldn’t even get back into the US without it.

When we made Jesus the Lord and Savior of our lives we became citizens of a new country – Heaven.

Being a citizen of a country gives that person rights and protection of that country. Just think about that.  We are citizens of heaven. Usually we think of ourselves as living on earth and waiting to go to heaven, but the Lord says we are already citizens of heaven with all the power and protection of our God available to us.

How do we live as citizens of heaven. We depend on the strength of the Prince of Peace not our own. If we need defending we have our Lord to defend us.

We live here as foreigners- strangers here on earth.

Don’t let the distractions and stresses of the earth make you forget that you belong to the Lord and you are a citizen of heaven now.

Jesus is Lord!