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..since you have not yet reached the resting place and the inheritance the LORD your God is giving you....In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Deut. 12:9 John 14:2-3
For me, the Christian life is often full of contradictions. Yesterday I heard a preacher on the radio saying that if we don't feel the joy of the Lord evey day then there is something wrong with us. Of course, the Bible promises us joy as well as peace, fullfilment and so many other good things, but it also promises us trouble and pain. Again this morning on the radio I heard a Christian lady talking about losing a child and how she felt that she had not coped very well because she just cried all the time. I thought to myself that she had coped very well. Indeed the lack of tears would have been a very serious problem! I think that sometimes we burden ourselves with what we believe God and other people expect of us. Perhaps the latter is the real problem.
I just want to remember today that I am not perfect. I am human, weak, lacking knowledge, strength, and more besides. But I also have achieved much. God has enabled me to get through another year with a desire still to be close to Him. For me that is the most important thing, to keep praying and seeking and to accept all my weaknesses. I want to remember that this world is not my resting place. When I get to heaven and see Jesus face to face, only then will I find my true rest.