If there was ever a time to focus on my business operations, it is now. I will move a portion of my business operations to the Pacific Northwest in a matter of weeks, but find myself distracted and pulled in directions that aren’t business related.
There is unrest that has taken up residence within me and I haven’t been able to put a finger on why until today. The epiphany occurred while listening to an online podcast delivered by Wes Morris, the pastor at The Rock Church where I attend services.
His anointed words reached deep into my spirit with crystal clear clarity and revealed the reason behind my unrest; I am homesick for Heaven. My soul is weary of being encased in a sinful, Godless and selfish world. I long for the eternal refuge promised by my Heavenly Father.
Christians around the world are being tested and persecuted for their faith in Jesus in ways our Western world have never considered possible; and it’s only worsening. To believe that Jesus is the ONLY Way, the ONLY Truth, the ONLY Light and the ONLY Door to forgiveness and salvation is deemed a politically incorrect point of view.
Then I am politically incorrect; I believe Jesus is the Son of God who was crucified, died and resurrected for my sins and IS THE ONLY way to eternal salvation. I refuse to water down God’s Word so not to offend others. The Bible, the Word of God, is the only filter by which I separate truth from deception. And my heart is heavy for a world weighted by deception.
“People who are evil (without a knowledge of God’s Word) and cheat others (dilute the Gospel of Christ for their own purposes) will become worse and worse. They will fool others, but they will also be fooling themselves.” 2 Timothy 3:13
Christians around the world are being executed for the confession of their faith. As I look toward the future, I could very well be one of them. It causes my heart to cry out: Come quickly, Lord Jesus; I am ready to come home.
While I wait for my homecoming, daily life and business operations will go on usual but not without a spirit of unrest. I will continue to “rejoice in hope, remain patient in tribulation and be constant in prayer” (Romans 12:12) for the salvation of this world and the leaders that govern it. I trust God with my future.
In whom do you trust?
Have you been reading my mind, Cousin? Homesick for Heaven…yes, very. And the erupting evil is becoming more vicious each day. Our hearts hurt for the truly persecuted, and you’re right about we could be next. Jesus is the ONLY way to God the Father, the God who IS LOVE and who conquered death for those who believe, trust, obey and share the Good News. Please, LORD, help us to end this madness of maniacal massacres. I pray “The God of Angel Armies” will defend the hopeless innocents and show them the “Hope of Heaven.”
I believe the Holy Spirit is speaking in unison to the hearts of Christians everywhere that the end is near; get your house in order and be ready for Christ’s return. My drive and purpose in life is less focused on earthly things, but rather heavenly things. Radical changes are imminent within the US and Christians will be the first to experience it.
Well said. I agree.