Posted by: bshelley | June 16, 2009

Where lies our citizenship?

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Today’s Verse: Philippians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; NASB

We recently took a two week vacation to see friends and family in Texas. It was a lot of fun and I got my Tex-Mex food levels back up to normal ranges which will hopefully hold me until next time. Several members of our California church family asked discretely if we were in reality on a job interview. We assure them we were not and would be back, God willing, in a couple of weeks. God was willing and we are back home now. I did tell several people however that there would be one thing that would happen which would signal our immediate departure for the Texas state line. If Texas secedes from the union, we would be gone overnight to get back there before they closed the borders. (Texans already consider the state lines to be “borders” anyway) I did tell them not to worry, simply that we would get our Texas passports and come back as missionaries. It usually got a laugh. A couple of people asked if they could ride along. In reality, we already are missionaries as Christians. Our passports are issued with Heaven stamped on them. We are citizens of God’s heavenly kingdom placed here to get a job done. That is to spread the good news of a Savior Jesus Christ available to all. You know, I doubt they have Tex-Mex in heaven, but I am just betting that Heaven-Mex will be even better! Let us not fail in our mission regardless of what field on which we find ourselves. See you back home!

May God bless your heart as you seek His.

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