Tag Archives: Eternity

Longing for eternity

6 Jul

You know, I’ve grown up in a Christian home and served God as long as I can remember. I’ve always believed in heaven and heard it described as “streets of gold” and the whole shebang.

But not until this year, my 21st year on this planet, have I known what it means to long for eternity. To no longer care for the desires of this world and to only want to sit at the feet of Jesus.

It hit me earlier this week as I sat in my car listening to KLOVE Radio on my lunch break at work. I was having a super tough day and decided that instead of going shopping on my lunch hour, I was going to just rest and allow myself to be encouraged by KLOVE. Then, “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe came on the radio. I have to admit that I’ve heard this song literally hundreds of times since it first came out many moons ago. But this time it was different. I just sat there and listened closely. And I started to cry.

Truthfully, this feeling–this longing for eternity and desperation for Jesus–often results from going through difficult times on this earth. But I think we’re blessed when we learn that longing and when we learn that this world is not our home. Something greater is ahead. It puts everything into perspective. And it teaches us perseverance as we “count it all joy” when we face trials. (You know I’m gonna reference James 1 every chance I get!)

I pray someone finds hope and comfort in this today…

Jen

Sweet reminder for the really hard days

2 Jul

Sometimes it feels like I’m watching from the outside
Sometimes it feels like I’m breathing but am I alive?
I won’t keep searching for answers that aren’t here to find

All I know is I’m not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

So when the walls come falling down on me
And when I’m lost in the current of a raging sea
I have this blessed assurance holding me.

All I know is I’m not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

When the earth shakes I wanna be found in You
When the lights fade I wanna be found in You

All I know is I’m not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

(Where I belong – Building 429)

Be blessed today… God is with you always.

Jen

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Love Came Down

6 Apr

I love that we spend Good Friday dwelling on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It’s so beautiful, isn’t it?

But I want to encourage you to remember this sacrifice every day, not just on Good Friday or Easter.

I also wanted to share this song by Kari Jobe because I have been in love with it since I bought her new album in February. Every time I hear it, I remember what Jesus did for me and for all of you. Never forget it or isolate it to Easter. It’s the reason we live and breathe and trust in God. It’s the reason we can have no fear in death.

Happy Good Friday!

Jen

One Desire

8 Mar

How often we forget that Christ is to be our one desire.

In the mixed up world we live in, we so often can find ourselves desiring money, possessions or even relationships more than we desire God. Yet he loves us more than anyone else ever could. He sent his Son to Earth to die for our sins on the Cross. He gave everything so that we could live in eternity. How empty that makes the chase of temporary highs!

Here is a sweet reminder of the one who should be our “One Desire.” (Incase I haven’t already mentioned…I love this girl!)

Jen