By Paris Renae
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in Me. John 14:1 NIV
Recently I went on a 'best friends' trip. The Biltmore Estate was one destination. Do you know it has 250 rooms? Forget the square footage - it has 4 acres of floor space, 35 bathrooms.
As we wandered the spectacular grounds, and climbed up and down the many stairs, peering into various rooms the thought came to me:
In my Father's house are many rooms;John 14:2a NIV
For a minute, let go of the hold this life has on you and daydream about the place God has in store for His children. Nothing on earth compares.
Someday, when we say goodbye here, our hello there will take our breath away. It won't be a work in progress; it's all ready for us.
if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.John 14:2b NIV
A place just for me, just for you. The One who knows us more intimately than we know ourselves, the One who loves us more than we love ourselves (think about that for a second). He has our homecoming all ready.
We’ll need a GPS for our trip - a God Positioning System. There's a book with the road maps: the Bible. There's route guidance: the Holy Spirit. Best of all, there's Someone who will, in the end, take you there.
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.John 14:3 NIV
So, in the uncertainties of daily life, when we make wrong turns, when roadblocks come out of nowhere, when potholes jolt us - hold on. Remember, Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life - real life. Not this temporary earth suit, not this pain and sorrow stricken world - but the forever abundant life.
It will take eternity to see all God has, because there will always be more. In our Father's house there are many rooms, even more than the Biltmore.
Today ponder the depth of God’s provision - and let go of now – eternity is yours when you belong to Jesus.
Father, we admire the rich and famous; we long to have more – never satisfied it seems. Help us find our enough in You. Show us how to live with open hands; to not only let go of our tight grip of what we think is ours, but to have room for all You have for us. Trusting in eternity, not in now. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
© 2021 by Paris Renae. All rights reserved.
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Originally published Thursday, 03 August 2023.