August 23rd, 2008, 09:08 AM
Want to go home.......
I have a question, have any of you just had no desire but to go home for the past couple days maybe weeks?Because thats what I've been desiring everyday lately is to just go home and everyday I find myself wanting to hear that trumpet more and more, just wondering all your thoughts on this.
August 23rd, 2008, 09:16 AM
I hear you, I've been like that though for maybe the last 10 years
August 23rd, 2008, 09:18 AM
hello! I found a wonderful devotional a while back that really helps with this. I often feel the same thing- and when I read this from Morning and Evening devotional online, it really helped and challenged me. It makes you ask yourself, "do i want to depart and go home in order to be with Christ, or to escape my painful trials?" wow. I find myself that the answer is sometimes one, and sometimes the other reason. This devotional from spurgeon challenges us to submit to God's will for our lives, knowing He will take us home when it is "enough"- when it is the right time. In the meantime, we can glorify God down here, in the midst of trial, toil, suffering...
August 23rd, 2008, 09:18 AM
You are not at all alone on this. You'll find many here that are quite ready to hear the trumpet. Someone put it well in another post: I miss feeling "ok" with this world. .... Which clearly shows that things here are not ok.... and the way things are going, the worse they are going to get. I find it extremely difficult to keep my focus on what I have to do here or find much joy in worldly activities... its a deep longing to go home and be in a place that is so much better. I know we have work to do for the kingdom and the darker this place gets, the more apparent that becomes.
When I watch the so called news, it basically makes me ill. All the junk that is going on. When that trumpet does sound, we will be more than ready! Can I get a witness?
August 23rd, 2008, 09:21 AM
oh, I forgot to answer your Q- like Victor I've been wanting to go home for the last 10 years.
When it is the right time, He will return for us, or call us home.
August 23rd, 2008, 09:29 AM
Thank you for that devotional it was encouraging ...I just really cant wait ,but I have to lol
August 23rd, 2008, 09:34 AM
Just another thought that may help. As believers, we strive (or are supposed to) have the heart of Christ, to be more and more like Him. The more refined the light is against the darkness (evil and good) in our world, the more we hate sin and can understand how He feels about it. It should also increase our compassion for the lost. All the more Christ-like.
August 23rd, 2008, 09:35 AM
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August 23rd, 2008, 09:53 AM
2 Tim 4:2
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
August 23rd, 2008, 10:38 AM
Oh yeah! I want to go so much I can't stand it.
August 23rd, 2008, 11:30 AM
I think it's perfectly normal to want to go to our real home. For Christians, I think our spirit quickens at the thought of returning to be with our Lord, in a place where HIS rules come first. It's a little like being at work and looking at the clock -- we know we're here to do a job, we want to do it well, but we still look forward SO much to being able to return to the place we love best -- HOME!
August 23rd, 2008, 03:42 PM
I have been ready for the rapture a very long time now. I'm ready to go home. Hopefully it's very soon!
August 23rd, 2008, 03:55 PM
August 23rd, 2008, 05:31 PM
THAT is funny! What a cool guy your pastor must be.
Originally Posted by colo25
To answer your question, Chad, yes I really really want to go home, but not because I'm going through trials. My life is blessed by the Lord right now in so many ways, and I am grateful! But nothing can compare to being in Jesus' actual presence.
And even though we have a lovely home, a good income, and a wonderful church, I long to be with Jesus' . So, for me, it's not about escaping suffering at all...it's that nothing material on this earth has any real lasting value for me. I truly do feel just like a stranger passing through.
"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that is within us, to HIM BE GLORY!"
Eph. 3:20, 21
August 23rd, 2008, 06:10 PM
Every minute of every day! I want to be with Jesus!
August 23rd, 2008, 06:33 PM
Amen, Zelda--exactly the way I feel.
Originally Posted by ZeldaCA
August 23rd, 2008, 06:43 PM
I want to go home too. Every day that passes lets me know that this is not my abode. I'm simply not interested in all the things the world is interested in...(I don't even know who's hot and who's not, nor can I name names on either side...) I can't believe this has happened. (I used to be so in tune) But I am perfectly fine with it...But..as we are reminded in scripture, this is a race. And folks are usually very tired and out of breath at the end of a race. The LAST mile that's how I see it.
August 23rd, 2008, 07:37 PM
I remember my time in the military doing 12 mile road marches. While on that last one or two miles, I kept trying to make that finish line appear by thought alone. The pain was intense, but I couldnt stop until I had finished the march. I yearned so hard to finish the race, thinking of getting that dead weight off of my back, setting my weapon down and unlacing my boots, drinking cool water and seeing my wife again. Occasionally I would pass a fellow soldier and offer him encouragement and help. Sometimes carrying his weapon, sometimes offering some of my water, sometimes just being a presence to keep pace with. A few times I was that soldier who needed assistance, be it mentally or physically. Our Lord allways put someone there to help me when I needed it. Looking back The road marches went quickly, only being 1.75 to 2.25 hours and the pain is only a distant memory, which is padded by the fact I will never have to endure it again.
Now I am in a different military, on another march. Only this time there is no set finish line. I have to keep going, immersed in the pain from the sin I cannot stop committing, and the sin I see others so willingly commit both innocent and deliberately. I yearn so hard for the finish line that I know is coming, thinking of getting that burden of sin off my back, putting it down at the foot of the cross. Retiring my weapon for a time, sitting beside cool waters, drinking from the River of Life. Occasionally I meet a fellow Brother or Sister, or even an unredeamed one, and I can offer him spiritual encouragement from our Comforter, share his/her burden for a while, try to show them how to never thirst again. More than I would like to admit, I have been the one needing encouragement and help, and prais Hashem, He allways is there for me when I need it! When we have been there ten thousand years, bright and shining as the sun, and look back to where we are now, this race will not look to be as long as it feels it is now. The pain of sin, both ours and others will be a distant memory, and We will be able to thank Yeshua personally for the fact we will never have to endure it again!
My dear brothers and sisters in Yeshua, we truely are surrounded by such a great crowd of witnesses that are beside Yeshua and are cheering us on! Let us provide them a spectacle worth watching! Shalom all and hang in there, you are not alone, you are not forgotten!
August 23rd, 2008, 08:04 PM