Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Temporary Home

As y'all know, I've been posting about loving others and loving God and having faith lately. Well today, I'm gonna be sort of combining the two.
One of the most inspirational songs I listen to is "Temporary Home" by Carrie Underwood. This song is just so true for Christians. Yet I love it for more than the chorus: this is my temporary home, it's not where I belong. Windows and rooms that I'm passing through. This is just a stop on the way to where I'm going, I'm not afraid because I know this is my temporary home. There's so much meaning in that song! In just that chorus!! :')  It makes me cry because I'm looking forward to my home beyond the skies: my eternal home with God.
But it also brings a thought into mind: if this earth is temporary, then my life is temporary and I don't know when I'm going home. On Sunday morning in Sunday school, my youth pastor talked about death: about how we don't know when we'll die. Shouldn't that make us think about what we're doing with our lives? Shouldn't that make us want to live for Christ and love others more? Not just because Christ wants us to, but because we don't have any time to waste?
People say, "It's my time to waste." NO. IT. ISN'T.
Since is in control of everything, why He be in control of time too? He made the sun freeze when Joshua fought the Amorites. (Joshua 10:12-14) So, He's essentially in control of when you die. But He keeps giving us chances to live for him. He gives us things to steward. Don't know what that means? It means that God gives us things to take care of wisely. We have a choice about how we take care of things. We have a choice about how we take care of our time here on earth. Should we spend it carelessly, YOLO? Or should we live it wisely?
We should take the moments we have, use them to God's glory. We should take advantage of each moment that God gives us. He loves us. How would you feel if someone you love treated something you gave them carelessly? Sad right? Disappointed?
So... how does the opening line apply to all this? "I mean, I might get the love things, but faith?"
Why not love with our time? Yes. We can spend time with people who need someone. Use your the time you have to love someone.
Faith? Have faith? In time? Yes. We trust God with the time He gives. Since we don't know when we'll die, we should live as He would want us to. And that requires faith. Faith is a daily thing we have. We have faith that a chair can hold us up. We have faith that the earth won't shatter beneath our feet. We have faith that our feet won't fail.
So how should we live? 1 Corinthians 10:31 -- "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." That's how we should live.