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Building 429 has a song out called Where I Belong the lyrics are “All I know is I’m not home yet, this is not where I belong.  Take this world and give me Jesus, this is not where I belong.”  These words resonate in my heart with all that is going on in life.  It’s easy to get wrapped up in the poor me attitude, but truthfully this is not our home, this isn’t where we belong.  We are passing through this life, one day we will be with Christ and his believers.  Nothing here will remain, this earth will be destroyed and a new heaven and earth will come.  Sin will become a thing of the past.  What a glorious day that will be!!

We just bought our first home, so it’s easy to get wrapped up in things of this earth.  You want to fill up your house, you want to buy things for your yard, stuff stuff and more stuff.  When spiritual warfare happens though, you are reminded that we are not of this world.  God set us apart to be different and to not be conformed to this world.  We are not to put our faith into things here.  As the old saying goes…No one drives up to heaven in a U-haul.

Are we living apart from this world?  Are we showing the world that material things don’t define us?  That family heirloom you treasure will be destroyed, your favorite CD will be gone, your dog and cat, your house and car.  We will not even hold on to these earthly bodies, which I am very happy about.  The only thing that will matter in the end is your relationship with Christ.  This isn’t our home and we shouldn’t get too comfortable here.

So when the world treats us like we are outsiders, maybe we should be rejoicing more.  Truthfully we are outsiders.  It doesn’t feel good to be treated differently.  It hurts my heart when someone uses my faith against me, but we are not to be conformed to this world or we will have the same fate as the world.  I am not perfect.  I get wrapped up in the world.  These things hurt me and I want to conform to “fit in” sometimes.  But there are gentile reminders to us that this is not the place for us.  The Lord will make all right in the end, just wait patiently on him.

Take this world and give me Jesus, this is not where I belong.

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