Friday, August 11, 2017

Preparing My Place

I'm joining the Five Minute Friday fun again this week.  The writing for (only) five minutes has definitely been challenging.  The writing freestyle and without overthinking - even a bit more challenging  The un-editing part - just about impossible!  But, nevertheless, here it goes.  This week's prompt:  PLACE

GO... "In my Father's house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."  John 14:2-3

The Lord once told Joshua that "every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you,"  (Joshua 1:3)  That was a powerful promise for Joshua.  God did not promise that the days and events ahead would all be easy, and the land would be given without work, challenge and in their own strength.  In fact, He repeatedly told Joshua to be of good courage.  God knew what was ahead - but He promised Joshua the victory and He promised to be with Him in the process.

In the same way, God has promised us (His children) that He is coming again.  He has gone away to prepare our new place.  Our new, forever, home in Heaven.  And when that place is ready, He is coming back to take us there.  That promise is as sure as the one He gave to Joshua.  God is a keeper of all promises.

Until He returns, not every day will be easy - without tears, heartache or difficulty.  But I know that He is with me just as sure as He was with Joshua.

STOP.  Join the others at FMF!

5 comments:

  1. Jennifer, This was my first attempt at FMF. So definitely a challenge for me as well. Thought about practicing a few weeks but just jumped in trying very hard to walk in...I don't have to do this right!

    I share a part of your story. I'm hoping our kids have met in heaven. Maybe they had a connection there before we did. Praying for you today for the Father of Compassion to continually Comfort.

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  2. I will have to give FMF a try sometime! And this is one great promise. He is coming again and He has prepared a place for us! God cannot lie!

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  3. Lovely blog, lovely post. How lovely to think about His coming.

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  4. Amen Jennifer! God is the keeper of promises. I am so grateful for that. He is preparing a wonderful place. We are so blessed!

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