Saturday, January 26, 2008

Verse of the week - Hebrews 11:16

As I jump into this new blog, one straight from my heart, I want to share what God is teaching me that it may encourage and motivate others in their walk with Christ. As a homeschool mother of 5 also with a full time job, I know how our spiritual walk can get lost in the shuffle of a busy day. I desire to walk through my busyness hand in hand with my heavenly Father. He hears all my fears and confidences, weaknesses and strengths, sorrows and joys, losses and triumphs, and loves me through it all.

Each week I would like to share a verses that has ‘jumped out’ at me. This verse I will carry through my week, and pray that it will be a help and challenge to others as well. For this upcoming week I am highlighting a verse that I and my children are memorizing right now as we work through Hebrews chapter eleven. This is from verse 16: Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

I love that verse. God has worked so diligently in recent months and years to instill an eternal perspective in my daily living. I pray that my actions and choices this week will show that I long for a better country, a heavenly one. I pray that God will not be ashamed to be called my God. Wow! That’s quite a high calling. The hope of an eternal city built for us by a loving God should help remind us how temporal this life is.

“Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.”

Hebrews 11:16

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