There’s nothing like the sweet comforts of home. Whether it’s the smell of the home cooked meals, the perfectly soft mattress with the right amount of pillows or the warm welcome from your furry four-legged friends. We all have a place we like to call home and it’s our own. There’s no other place quite like this place… it is somewhere that’s safe and secure.
Some of us find it hard to call one place home, life on the mission field has blessed us with many ‘homes’. Have you ever been somewhere that is so beautiful or captivating you can’t help but simply long to be there? Maybe you think of your next visit? You love that place.
I’ve had this simple thought on my heart a few months back, but now it has become more real than before. While looking on Facebook, I started to see posts from my friends and family back in Scotland. I began to miss the fresh crisp air, or shall I say the Scottish four seasons in one day. The smell of mum’s homemade chicken noodle soup. Oh how it sounds so comforting right about… now!
Homesick is defined as:
“…experiencing a longing for one’s home during a period of absence from it.”
I wonder how many of us have experienced this? I’m sure everyone has at some point. But, how many of have simply just longed to walk through the pearly gates of Heaven’s door?
There are times, we as a generation of ‘now’, look at the present. We tend to look at what is happening at the moment in our lives, jobs, schooling, family. Yet, it’s so important to grasp that these things are not eternal. The greatest impact you make on the world is saving as many souls as you can, and taking them to heaven with you.
My question to you is, where do you long to be?
I am simply homesick for heaven. The longing is so deep in my heart and need to make it to heaven.
The Bible says in Hebrews 13:14 (New Living Translation),
“For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.”
How I long to hear the sound of rejoicing as we walk on the streets paved with gold.(Revelation 21:21). To see Jesus face to face and simply to bow down and worship Him. To go to place where there will be no more pain or tears (Revelation 21:4).
Are you homesick? Yes. Homesick for heaven.
With this focus in mind, we find that we have more urgency in our hearts. It should be our desire to do the work of the Lord and expand His Kingdom while we are here on earth.
This past weekend, we hosted a ‘Revival by Design’ conference in Romania. 43 people received the Holy Ghost and over 100 testified to miraculous healings! This is what we’re here to do. Be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, showing people the Truth and leading them to Him.
There’s nothing more precious than seeing people give their lives to Christ and knowing that one day you’ll be worshipping around the Throne of God together. It’s time we get a little homesick. The longing will cause you desire a deeper relationship with Him, but also encourage you to reach this dying, crying world. We want to take as many people with us, to experience and celebrate the joy of Heaven.
Sorry, if I seem too excited… I’m just homesick for Heaven.
“This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through, My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue, The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door, And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore” – Jim Reeves.