Hebrews 11: 9, 10 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Prayer: Lord God, in you we trust as we follow your leading.
Thought for the day: The expected delivery date for some heavenly promises is hereafter.
Colossians 1:21 once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free of accusation.
Prayer: Lord God, when we have come back to you we have come home.
Thought for the day: Heaven bound individuals should keep their passports up to date and ready for inspection.
Ephesians 2:19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household.
Prayer: Almighty God, we pledge our allegiance to the Savior for whose kingdom we stand.
Thought for the day: Membership in God’s household is for blood kin.
I Peter 1:17 Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
Prayer: Lord God, in reverent fear we would live as your holy people in our generation.
Thought for the day: When was the last time someone thought you were strange?
2 Corinthians 5:6,7 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, by faith we travel daily the homeward road that leads to everlasting life with you.
Thought for the day: In the dark of night faith still finds the light switch without fumbling.
Romans 12: 1,2 Therefore I urge you, brothers, in view of god’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – which is your spiritual worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, in holiness and godly living we would be like you.
Thought for the day: The Desert Fathers who left the city found the reason they could not turn back.
John 16:33 I [Jesus] have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Prayer: Lord Jesus, in your blessed presence we find ourselves at peace.
Thought for the day: The songwriter said, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glorious grace.
A – L – I – E – N
Abraham Abode – Genesis 20:1
Lifestyle loyalty – I Peter 1:17
Invisible investment – Hebrews 11: 9, 10
Eternity excitement – 2 Corinthians 5:6,7
Nazarene nature – John 16: 33 & Romans 12: 1, 2