Jerralea's Journey is all about the journey home! There used to be a fellow in our home church who used to testify, "This world is not my home, I'm just a stranger traveling through. When life gets too intense, it's helpful to remember the fact that this life is not all there is.
This morning, our Sunday School class went over this scripture:
Two thoughts occurred to me:
1 Peter 2:9-11 (HCSB)11 Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you.9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people for His possession,
so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light.
10 Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.
Twice today, I've been reminded that I'm a "temporary resident!" Is God trying to tell me something?
Secondly, this passage tells us that our purpose is to praise Him. Our job is just to praise Him. It's not hard to do. Everyone can do it. You don't have to have special skills or a degree. You just need a grateful heart.
So ... get to work!