Have you ever head someone say, “Oh, I can’t wait for heaven”? Or anything like it? My husband used to say this so much and it used to drive me crazy!
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So why did it drive me crazy? I actually couldn’t put my finger on it, or at least express it in a way that didn’t drip with frustration. I used to tell him, “You’re living like you’re dying!” I realized that wasn’t very nice, so I have since stopped sounding so critical. 😊
The other day in my Bible study of the book of Philippians, written by Paul, the guy who wrote three-fourths of the New Testament. He wrote this first chapter most likely when he was imprisoned for sharing his faith. Talk about being eternally minded instead of fleshly focused!
When reading thru this chapter, especially verses 21-26, you can literally feel the emotional and spiritual tug of war, and the way to actually visualize it is to come to
I so related with his heart, so much so I was rendered in tears as I actually spoke verse 21 aloud: “For to me, to live is Christ, but to die is gain.”
In verses 22-26, he was torn between dwelling with Christ and gathering more FOR Christ.
Maybe it’s time we change our focus upward and outward that we would be eternally minded inward.