But our citizenship is in heaven.
And we eagerly await a Savior from there,
the Lord Jesus Christ
We are constantly worried and anxious of whatever the other person is saying about us or doing to us . We are concerned about what is going on with our brother or sister in Christ concerned in areas of others life that really should not matter, Unless those people want you call on you or mention you in any way should you care what others have to say really.Or we confuse ourselves in matters that aren't important at all . Thinking issues are about us or people wanna hurt us somehow.
The human heart is like a garden , If we don't tend to our heart we suffer. The matters of the heart are many . The love of God the Love to our parents the love to our kids etc. If we don't take care of our garden it becomes weed infested , if we have started to bloom the flowers start to die , it gets dry and then dead and it becomes cold and hard.
Hosea 6 :1-
"Come, let us return to the LORD.
He has torn us to pieces
but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us,
that we may live in his presence. Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth."
Hosea one of the minor prophets . He married a woman who later became a prostitute. He was humble and faithful even though his wife was doing wrong.This is a man who pleaded for restoration and guidance from the Lord to his people when their heart's are far from Him .He begins by saying "Come, let us return to the LORD. and then he again invites by saying Let us acknowledge the LORD;. 2 key ways of calling for restoration. In a sense this means for us we don't need to be where we are . This is a teaching of first acknowledging and then acting out with a sincere need of his guidance.We don't have to be where we are , we don't have to struggle with our differences any more . Therefore is time to Come and return to the Lord . It is not about reading the bible 24 hours a day it is not about a religion it is not about hanging out at church everyday . It is about us having a better relationship with the Lord and in turn making the right changes in our life. Doug ht can become faith, despair can become purpose , defeat can become victory . Just come and keep your eyes on the Lord .
Sometimes what we are doing and refuse to stop doing keeps us from returning to the Lord . It is hard sometimes , I have been there and I have done that.
Israel's arrogance testifies against him, but despite all this
he does not return to the LORD his God or search for him.
Israel's behavior is unacceptable to God . This is us everyday sometimes and we are in bondage until we come to the conclusion that we are nothing if we don't have God in our heart. We gotta start to see things different , Perhaps if we opened our hearts more we can let the light of God shine in our hearts, without worrying about others and what their plan with you is . We need to start looking " UP TO HEAVEN ". So that we can change ourselves to what God wants us to be , Whatever you chose to do before you won't do no more , You will tell yourself , No more that isn't me and I refuse to do it anymore. But the first thing to change is to acknowledge and then comes repentance. When you see it for what it really is you can say with respect I'm wrong God I'm sorry for what I have done if I serve you and I'm your child you deserve better then what I have given you so far. I have made mistakes , I have treated wrong I'm undeserving of your Love God . But today I'm returning to you Lord .
Then you come to realize that you want what the Lord has planned for you . You are interested in finding out what it is that holds for your future. Under his hands. We no longer wanna go back to the past we no longer wanna be close to what we used to be . Lets not try to fix ourselves ,allow the spirit of the Lord to work in us .
It all is a blessing from the Lord . The good times the bad times and even the horrible times . There is always a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow if you look back and decide to sincerely return to God. I pray that we all SNAP out of this ignorance and start fresh with Him . Lets stop the madness between brothers and sister and family members and lets do what is right . Lets always keep the eyes to heaven . Because that is where our citizenship belongs .
God Bless you ....
I hope you find this message to be helpful . All of my messages I have been encouranged to write so much recently and it sure has been helping me to settle many things . Messages I hear everyday that have help me to deal with my everyday anxiety and struggles with my everyday work . Thanks for reading my messages and hope they serve of assistance to those who need to hear the word for what it is .