But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. —Philippians 3:20-21

            Hey citizen of Heaven, are you looking forward to your glorious body that will be like our Lord Jesus’ body? —- “Beloved, we are now children of God, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when Christ appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is” (I John 3:2). How amazing is that? Our lowly earthly body is going to be transformed into a glorious body just like our Lord Jesus Christ’s body!

            Let us live like a citizen of heaven where everything is going to be perfect.   Jesus will be there and all who love Him. We will not be trading stories about knee replacements, hip replacements, heart surgeries, broken bones, ailments of any kind, tiredness, sorrows, death of loved ones or strangers… Our thinking will be perfect; our actions will be perfect, we will honor our Lord 100% of the “time.”

            Truly the best is yet to come, but while we are here let us live faithfully for our Lord Jesus. Let us continually look to the finish line of life as we “run with endurance the race set out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2).   As we “run with endurance the race set out for us” with all the aches, pains and sorrows as well as with the joys— “We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing” (II Corinthians 5:2).  

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (II Corinthians 4:17).

            Yes, the best is yet to come, but let us finish “the race marked out for us” well. Yes, may this be so!

Dear Father I thank You for the hope You have given us in Jesus. Thank You that my home is in Heaven with Jesus. Thank You that You are going to transform this earthly body to be like the glorious body of Jesus. Oh I long to put off this earthly body for that glorious body. But I know You have me on this planet for Your purposes at this present time. May I be faithful in those purposes and honor Your Name. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.

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