Right now, things are not right.
Right now, things are broken...so broken.
Right now, you live here - on this fallen, muddy earth.
And right now, by grace through faith, you are also "seated with Christ in heavenly places.” You wait for His kingdom to come make its home on earth. You wait with Jesus in tears and groaning prayers, longing... You seek the things that are above. You are a citizen of the Kingdom. It's who you are now. So you wait, eager for your faith to be made sight.
When you see Him, you will be completely transformed into the fullness of His glory. Your eyes will no longer have a reason for sorrow’s tears. Your nose will no longer smell the stench of death and decay. Your mind will no longer doubt the beauty of love or fight the power of truth. Your heart will no longer wander away in anxiety, shame, and fear. Your soul will no longer misplace hope in shallow dreams or worldly cheers. In that day your deepest hopes and your greatest dreams will be fully and finally realized. Justice will be restored. Death will be no more. He will wipe away your every tear. You will be all that you were made to be, with the One you were created for, in joy, peace, and love - uninterrupted - forever.
You eagerly wait to see the Day when Heaven comes to earth...
but you do not wait to live as a citizen of Heaven, here on earth.
You do not wait to face right now.
Your status as a heavenly citizen is present tense and eager to be seen in the tensions of your life on earth, today…right now... [READ MORE]