Moving Day

"So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil."  2 Corinthians 5:6-10

It's getting close to moving day.  I'm so excited for it that I cannot contain my enthusiasm!  

But there is much to be done beforehand to prepare for the move.

Piles and piles to clean out and give away.  Why do I hold on to SO MUCH stuff?  I could never and should never use it all.  Time to clear out and clean out.

Then there are the moving notices.  I have to let EVERYONE know where I'm going.  I don't want to leave a single person out.  So I check the list again and again and wrack my brain, heart, and address book for anyone I may have left off the list.  I don't want to forget to tell a single soul where I'm going. 

That's critical.

There are letters to write, thank-you notes to send, overdue gifts to give.

And finally there is the waiting.  It's hard to wait.  I'm so excited.  But in the waiting there is still work to be done—much work.  There is prayer, fasting, obedience to God my Father, and watching, listening for His every nudge, every whisper of direction.

Where am I moving?  My eternal home!

It's getting closer every day.

"For we know that when this tent we live in now is taken down—when we die and leave these bodies—we will have wonderful new bodies in heaven, homes that will be ours forevermore, made for us by God himself and not by human hands" (2 Corinthians 5:1).

One day we will all make the move—somewhere.  Where are you moving to?  Are you ready?  If not, I suggest you get busy.

Moving day will be here before you know it.

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).

Goodnight, Runners.


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