|W||Philippians 3:20 New International Version (NIV)
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
|O||The whole chapter of Philippians 3 is AWESOME, but verse 20 is my focus for this post!
…BUT our citizenship is in heaven! That portion of scripture in and of itself is very POWERFUL!
I focus every minute of the day on the “here” and “now”. What would my life look like if I focused on where my citizenship is?
My citizenship is not here in the United States—my citizenship is in heaven! My eternal home! My final destination!
What a blessed revelation!
|R||For 2018, I challenge myself to keep my mind thinking about how to prepare for my eternal home.
Question: What do citizens of heaven look like? Talk Like? Behave like? Think like? Walk like?
Answer: Citizens of heaven:
Look– happy, smiling, confident, etc. (the joy of the Lord is your strength—Nehemiah 8:10)
Talk– positive (let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths—Ephesians 4:29)
Behave– Christ-like (walk in love—Ephesians 5:2)
Think– constantly about things that are good (true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things—Philippians 4:8)
Walk– with their heads held high (be of good cheer: Jesus has overcome the world—John 16:33)
It is one thing to know the Word. And it is another to do the Word. As a daily reminder of keeping my focus, I decided to print this entry and post it in my home where I can see it daily. This is my goal for 2018. Fellow believers, I pray that you will have similar goals for 2018 (and the years to come) because this world is not our home! We are just passing through, my friends!
Thank You for an AWESOME Word today! Thank You for choosing me to be a part of Your Kingdom! I realize there is nothing special that I did to earn my citizenship in heaven—Jesus, You paid it all on the cross. I give glory to Your name!
Help me to live every second, every moment of my life with a Kingdom mindset! I desire: every thought, every decision, and every action that involves me to be centered on my eternal home with You! To God be the Glory! I love You, Father.
In Jesus’ name,
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