Today’s devotion for today is based on Philippians 3:20, “Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
We probably all know someone who speaks with a foreign accent. We can tell that even though they are, maybe even citizens of the U.S., that the U.S. is not their home country. Christians, too, know that the world we live in is not our home country. We are just temporary residents here. We too can be recognized as being different from the people of this world. For example, we don’t talk the same way the world talks. At least, that is our goal. We want our conversations to be kind, gentle, and understanding. We want to speak of forgiveness and sacrifice. We want to talk about the hope we have in God. Through faith in him, you can know that this world is only temporary. And you can look forward to a permanent residence in paradise.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, Do not allow me to be distracted by the things of this world, lest I fail to wait with eagerness for Jesus to return. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, and take me to my true home. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.