Way cool, Amy.
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.
Welcome to the Forum TJR...may we share these gifts of the Holy
Spirit with others as we appreciate and use them ourselves!
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
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
Beautiful, I love it. Thank you deeply . Amen Lord watch over us all
til you bring us home to our eternal resting place with you,may God
riches bless us this his day.
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!
That wonderful we all need to do this more often, how blessed we
truly are. Thank you
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
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
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.
Amen Marsha! Thanks Amy for this timely piece. Blessings
Your words are so encouraging and inspiring. Reminds me how blessed
and thankful I should be for 69 years of life, a home for 26 years
and a wonderful family.
We do tend to take these gifts for granted at times.
Thank you all for reminding me. May God's blessing be upon you all
this wonderful day.
Great stuff Lance...thank you. May we continue to appreciate what God
has given to us and what is really important...Praise God,
Acts 17:24-28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord
of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; 25
nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since
He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; 26 and
He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face
of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the
boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if
perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far
from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and [a]exist, as
even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His
Please pray for my wife and I, Living Faith family. My wife was in
car accident yesterday right around the corner from our house -- she
is ok physically, but emotionally shaken up -- and doesn't recall how
it happened. Her car is totaled -- hit a telephone pole. My response
to these events has been less than faith-filled at the least. Please
pray. Thank you!
The above Scripture came to mind when I saw today's commentary by
Amy. I believe that based upon verse 26 that our Lord, our God, is
personally, intimately involved and concerned with, where we live and
who we live next to. I believe that our "times" as well as our
locations, are factored into his Providential care, and that this can
also apply to where we work, serve and recreate. Mostly, it's not
even about "us" at all, but maybe it's for the people around us that
we influence with our presence.
I also believe that, based upon life events of persons recorded in
the Bible (ie, Abraham leaving his father's country, Isaac being lead
to Rebeccah, Jacob running from Esau to his mother's kin, etc.) that
these "decisions" to stay or move, to do this thing, or NOT do this
thing, etc., are actions that we take "along the way" as we trust
Him, rather than a "dictated determination" from before all of time
and creation. Rather, it's relationship and demonstration of His love
for us that can lead us into these new "ventures" of our lives.
Can anyone in this forum testify of God's faithfulness and leading in