"And above all these things, have love, which is a bond of the perfection." (Colossians 3:14)
Our hearts are always longing for something more. We seek perfection
everywhere. In our lives, and in the people and circumstances that
surround us. We think: We surely can do better. When I do that, I feel
better about myself for a little while. Till the next defeat or failure.
When the house is quiet, and it is as if I am all alone, the Spirit
whispers to my heart that I need change. I begin to think of the things
I want to change in my life. You know, trying to get the outside of
the cup clean. But the heart is where Gods looks. It determines
As I spent time thinking what this might look
like, I was impressed that God the Father wanted me to know more of His
love for me, and more of His unconditional favor. More of the grace He
has lavished on me. The waterfall of blessing. He not only wanted me
to receive His love, but to watch my love abound. I have times alone
with Him. Meditating on who He is, and who I am to Him.
in-depth Bible study in Ephesians, the Word of God fed my very soul and
mind. I grew in loving trust and dependence on the Father who wants to
wrap me in His arms. There was change. Faith was growing deeper. I
was broken and humbled over His amazing delight in just being with me.
Oh, to be whole in a world with no sin, no suffering or tears,
worshiping the King of the Universe. Enjoying and delighting in His ever
magnificent presence. Just the thought of this takes my breath away.
It takes me beyond my own imagination. It takes me to a place of such
contentment. Such joy. To think I will exist in His radiant glory
I envision angels singing glory to God, and all of
creation bowing down to Jesus as Lord. The radiance of God's glory
bringing light to a darkened world, and life that could not be fathomed.
His majestic beauty. There we are at peace, existing with Him and in
Him. Father, Son, and Spirit. Perfect unity. His Bride united to Him
for all eternity and forevermore with Him. Clothed in His
righteousness. Her for whom Christ died, that she might be joined in
love relationship and live out eternity with Him. My heart sings with
contentment and worship: To God be the Glory and honor forevermore!
Jesus is our "more." These desires are only pointing to our deep,
heart-longing for God and for heaven. There is so much more here with
HIM than we have realized, but then completely when we meet Him face to
face. It is a place to be longed for as Paul did, but remaining content
as we are, here and now. Trusting all things to His marvelous plan.
Thank you, Father, that we do long for heaven. We long for You, God.
We are thankful for the taste of heaven now in the fullness of life in
Your presence. Our desires for perfection point us to Heaven and to
You: The only true place of contentment, peace, joy, and rest.