Christian Life, The Church

We’re Homeless

5273638351_6f99aafc9a_zBy the world’s standards, we are homeless. No, not the dirty, sleeping on a park bench sort of homeless, but homeless nonetheless.  A family of six. We have a 26 ft long travel trailer, though we are currently living in the home of another family that offered us two rooms they weren’t using.

And you know what the kicker is?

We CHOSE this. Yep…we CHOSE to be homeless.

We didn’t lose our jobs. We weren’t unable to find work. We weren’t kicked out of our house.

We left.

We left it all.

We left it all because we found something worth SO. MUCH. MORE.

Now, don’t get me wrong; some days being homeless is hard. It’s uncomfortable…it’s exhausting…it’s frustrating. But it is FOR A MOMENT. Our circumstances are temporary. Our discomfort is temporary. This earthly life is temporary. We have been given a life far beyond earthly things. We have been given a Home far beyond an earthly home.

We have given up our home because we have found the only True Home: the Home of God, Himself. And He is Eternal.

God’s Home will not necessarily cost you your home, but it will cost you something. Are you willing to pay the price? It is costing the family we are living with the comfort of having their home all to themselves.

To some, it would seem that this True Home is costing us a lot. But hear me; hear one who is paying the price: IT IS WORTH IT. The more we have gained, the less it feels like we have paid. One of the songs we sing has a line that says, “What does it matter what we lose when it is Christ we gain?”

Dear Saints, are you willing to count the cost so that God can have His Home? A Home in which you, also, dwell for all eternity?

This is the Ultimate Issue.

For more check out God’s Spiritual House by T. Austin-Sparks. The link is the free, online version or you can purchase a hard copy or kindle edition here.

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  1. Reply
    Tobias Valdez
    October 22, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Indeed, He is worth it! His purpose, eternal, vast, and costly is so worth it!

    Thanks for sharing sis!

  2. Reply
    October 22, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I can totally relate!!! 🙂

  3. Reply
    Solomon Levine
    October 22, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Thank you brother! Very encouraging!

  4. Reply
    kenneth dawson
    October 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    yes anything that’s eternal is worthy.

  5. Reply
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    October 23, 2014 at 6:02 am

    […] What about your house or home?  Well, God asks you to give that up for His.  God asks you to sell your house to move for His house.  God asks you to go against what you thought was your plan and buy a house for His purpose.  God asks you to rent in a not-so-good part of town for His life to be expressed.  God asks you to rent in a well-to-do neighborhood for His image to be displayed.  God thwarts you in trying to buy a home, because He has another plan in mind.  He asks you to sell your stuff and be homeless. […]

  6. Reply
    October 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Bridget – Thank you, sister, for the reminder that our true HOME is IN the eternal Lord Jesus Christ. And thank you for sharing how this reality is being fleshed out in the lives of your family & those you love in California.

    “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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