Are You Home-Ready?

I have been overwhelmed with my recent travel. I
went over to my homeland-Nigeria with my daughter. It has been over four years
and I have not been home. 
I understand that home can feel so far and so near a times but our excitement overrode all the hassles we faced at the checking and
immigration points.
We had fully packed suitcases, took lots of
photos, waved goodbye to friends and family here and we more excited to rejoin
friends and family here in Nigeria.   
As I reclined my chair a bit, I took time to do some reflection just before the we ascended the air. I thought of how
glorious it will be when we go to our home up there in heaven. 

The distractions and delays we had faced at the airport can be likened to
the pressures we face. We are often pulled in different directions and are likely to lose focus when we don’t remember what lies ahead!

Our glorious home in heaven is priceless and
nothing on earth can be compared with it. 
Bible Reading: I Thessalonians 4:14 – 18 (click to read)

As we await the Lord’s return it is
needful that we live a life ready and prepared knowing that we cannot tell when
it will be but we know it is very soon more than we expect.

What joy it shall be when we go home!
What wonder it will be praising the Lord with countless other
Oh what joy it shall be!
Are you packed ready for home?

As strangers and pilgrims our journey will soon come to an end and our destination is sure if we prepare our hearts and our ways for the Lord.

As we were welcomed back home, in between fighting back tears, excitement and laughter, I resolved in my heart that it is not about going home alone, IT IS ABOUT FINISHING WELL!

The welcome my daughter and I received can never be compared with the welcome the countless angels and other saints will give us when we arrive at our heavenly home.

Can you picture that?
Let us not live as those whose home is on earth. 
Let us always
remember we are strangers and pilgrims and have a place we call home.

Dearly beloved, I beseech you
as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the
1 Peter 2:11
Are you going through afflictions in this world?
Are you desirous of a breakthrough?

Be encouraged friend our heavenly home awaits us.
Nothing we see should move us because we know where we are going and we trust
in Him who knows the way He leads us.
By His Great grace,
Ifeoma Samuel
Side note

Dear friends please bear with me my travel plans
delayed my response to your comments. I have the habit of visiting you before I
respond here on my blog that way I can keep track of blogging friends I am yet
to visit. 

It may take a little while but I will get to your blog and respond
here too! Thanks for your understanding and I appreciate your kindest comments
thus far☺

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