- Amy Welborn
I was also always looking for that perfect earthly house. Now I am content to wait for the perfect eternal home.
Beautiful reflection, Amy. Thank you
Lord, help me to spend less time looking for the perfect house here on earth and more time focusing on my permanent home with You. Amen
Thank you for this touching devotion, Amy. I spend so much of my time spinning my wheels looking for that perfect job, better house, etc; it's exhausting. If I spent half the time praying that I do searching I would probably be a more peaceful person. Thank you for the lesson!
Bleedings to you Amy, love your writings, goes right to the heart and soul,and really make you stop and think.LOVE, COMPASSION, FAITH, HOPE, JOY AND PEACE TO ALL GOD CHILDREN.
Thank you, Amy. I, too, keep looking, I tell myself I am right where I am supposed to be! But there is the restlessness! Everyone writing before me described this well! My husband and I are looking for a home in our childhood town. We have gone full circle--moving with the military overseas, ending up for 20yrs on the East coast, and now back in our home state. Both of us crave home. Recently, I described to him that I feel rootless. Our family became my "roots" through each move and transition. Now, that need for home is incredibly strong. Ultimately, this is my craving for home with my God. I often think his restlessness within me is the movement of the Holy Spirit. My roots are with God. I want to make certain that my movements on earth are within His will for me on earth.
Great prayer, Amy!
Hebrews 13:14, "For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come."
John 14:1, "Jesus said to His disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in Me."
Where I belong by Building 429
John 14:3-7, "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.” “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus told him, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through Me. If you had really known Me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him!”
I look forward to be with You, Lord Jesus! That's the place where I belong!
Love what You said in Isaiah 25:7-8 There You will remove the cloud of gloom, the shadow of death that hangs over the earth. You will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears. You will remove forever all insults and mockery against Your land and people. The Lord has spoken!
And Revelation 21:3-4 God’s home is now among His people! You will live with us, and we will be Your people. God Yourself will be with us. You will wipe every tear from our eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain! Amen! Hallelujah!
Better is One Day (in Your house than thousands elsewhere) by Kutless
I echo everyone's comments. yesterday I was craving this stillness so much that I stopped on my way home (instead of rushing to get home to let the dog out or start dinner) to a church in my area with Perpetual Adoration to sit in stillness with Jesus. The peacefulness, the standing still helped center me. Thank you for the reminder!
Thank you Amy for that reflection. So, I am not the only one who wonders " what if"? My life is so different from what I always thought it would or should be. I look at others my age (late 60's) and think that is what it should be like and that is how I should look now. I have to keep telling myself that it is what it is and that God is really giving me a gift to live a more unique life--caring for others. Whenever I see commercials of smiling seniors riding bikes, I remind myself how much more a blessing it is to see the smiles of those I love.
Amen- "in standing still I was free". That applies to so much and especially one situation in particular in my life. Thank you for the reminder!
Thank you Lord for this day and for this Gospel. Thank you Lord for your help yesterday.
Please Lord help me in my day today. Help me Lord to do your work. Thank you Lord
For my faith, my life and my family. Please Lord have mercy. Amen
At 68 I find myself somewhat restless still. Always thinking maybe we should move, downsize, save money, have less upkeep.........well Amy's reflection for today hit home for me. I am right where God wants me to be and I should and will try to embrace the moment.
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Way cool, Amy.