Homesick For Heaven
|I hope it helps you to know how when I
for Heaven, wanting to go ahead and be with God,
remembering how satisfying is His presence, and how
enjoyable is the company of Christ, I stop and think myself to
I rest in the thought that God knows best, whatever will be, shall be through Him. And I am blessed by Him to be used here on earth in whatever way I can, however humble.
I recall that I am needed here. I ask God for the grace to wait when I consider how Iím wanted here. I ask God simply to let me do His will whatever comes. I recall how God is with us here to guide. To do some small service for Him is grace enough. I thank Him for the opportunity to do it.
In helping God I am caught up in grace enough for here. The grace I have is enough for me, if not so much as I desire because I think of me too much. Yet God will forgive me that. I am forgiven before I act because of what God has done for me.
Doing the will of God on earth can make a Heaven here. To be anywhere in harmony with God is a taste of Heaven. Though I may do only a little, I will make helping God along enough for me while here on earth. I thank God to do whatever I can.
I give thanks to God, not for mere things, but that I can do some things for Him, for those I care for and others I am bid to care for and share with. Each day I see His face in those I love by grace.
I pray for grace to be contented with that I have. I try to rest in God, waiting in graciousness for that day to come when He takes me to His Heavenly Home I sometimes am homesick for.
Dr. James MacLeod may be contacted through the Neill Macaulay Foundation.