Tuesday, July 14, 2009

what I learned today

I learned I do not look up enough.

"Why do you stand looking up into heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come in the same way that you have seen Him going into heaven." Acts 1:11

Can you imagine watching Jesus ascend into the heavens right before your eyes as his disciples did?

Beth Moore raises this question, "if you had seen him disappear into the heavens, would a day go by that you didn't look up?" No way!

Think about how they must have spent each day after that, looking toward the sky in mid conversation. Each time they walked out of a building glancing upward. Wondering whether each cloud that passed by would reveal their Lord as it drifted away. They were convinced He would return in their life time, and so they waited expectantly. Do we?

Unfortunately I long for His return the most when I am struggling, when I want to give up, when I doubt my calling. But when things are good I act as if I have caused the goodness. God is good and delights in us - He is the provider of all good things. He rose again and will come once more for His children. He is coming- it's time to live as if I really believe this!

What I learned to day is that I need to live 'looking up', I think it brings God great joy when he sees the upturned faces of His children longing for His return!!

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