I heard Carrie Underwood's song "Temporary Home" for the first time tonight and loved it. In case you haven't heard it yet, here it is and listen closely to the words.
Isn't that awesome? It reminded me of a discussion David & I were having the other night. David was explaining how he really wanted us to focus on things in life that would make an eternal difference. The world places so much emphasis on money, social status, what kind of vehicle you drive, the size of your house, where you live, etc. and in the big scheme of things none of that even matters. Yes, you have to have money to survive in today's world and you pretty much have to have a vehicle or some form of transportation to get around but is all of that really going to matter when you get to Heaven? No, what matters here on earth is what we are doing for Jesus. We were created to serve Him. We were put here to tell everyone about the Bible, the hope of salvation and the gift of eternal life.
David & I were talking about changes we wanted to make in our daily activities that were taking time away from our family and from spending more time in the Word. For example, he asked me if I thought there would be Facebook in Heaven (meaning, I spend a little too much time on Facebook I think)? I replied "sure except it will be called Godbook because Heaven is so big you might not see your friends/family for days and you could stay in touch through Godbook!" Ok I was just being a smarty-pants because he was pointing out an area that I need to work on but you get my point. When you look back at our day how much time was spent doing things that are making an eternal difference? A preacher who went on a mission trip to Russia with me back in 1997 told us this a statement one morning in a morning devotional and I have never forgotten it. He said "we are given 24 hours in a day. If you spend 30 minutes a day with God that is just 1/48 of your day. That ain't much considering He gave His son for us". I don't know about you but that kind of hits me in the gut. Deuteronomy 6:6-9 underlines the importance of God's covenant embracing every moment of life.
We were not put here on earth for our pleasure or to fulfill all our dreams and goals. God placed us here for His purpose and to serve Him. This isn't our final home (Praise God) it is simply our temporary home. A resting place if you will until we get to our final home which is Heaven. Next time you hear Carrie Underwood's song on the radio, praise God for our ETERNAL home!