Philippians 3:20, 21 - Live As Your Citizenship Is In Heaven.

Philippians 3:20, 21 " Live As Your Citizenship Is In Heaven.

Philippians 3:20, 21 (NIV) But our citizenship is in heaven. And 
we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, 
by the power that enables him to bring everything under his 
control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his 
glorious body. 

The Christian needs a constant awareness of the fact that he is 
a citizen of heaven. Attachment to ones country leads him to be 
loyal to it. Wherever he may be living he will conduct himself in a 
way that will honor the good name of his country. Keeping in mind 
the kind of life we expect to live in heaven, serves to guide us in 
our life on earth. The purity, humility, gentleness, and love we 
anticipate experiencing in the life to come may be demonstrated here below. 
Our actions should disclose that we are citizens of heaven. Our 
association with others should make heaven attractive to them Those who 
eagerly await His coming will desire to prepare for that event (cf. on 1 
John 1:3). They will feel that earthly affairs are of little 
importance, since the scenes of this earth will soon close. They will live 
above the world, constantly desiring the Lords appearing. [SDA 
Bible Commentary] 

   Not long ago my wife and I were boarding a plane to Colorado 
on Christmas Day. We handed our tickets to the attendant, but when 
she scanned them, the machine kept indicating there was an error. We 
were starting to get nervous, wondering if we had lost our seats. How 
would we explain that to our grandkids who were eagerly awaiting our 
   Just then another attendant asked to see our tickets. Without 
looking up, she said, "Oh, the Owens. I have new tickets for them." Then 
without explanation, she handed us first-class tickets and wished us a 
Merry Christmas! As we settled into our roomy seats, I thought about 
our heavenly Father and the joy he must receive when I finally 
surrender my control, pride, anger, selfishness, and all the other tickets 
I'm carrying, allowing him to give me new tickets stamped 
"First-Class Citizen of Heaven!"  
   Jesus has paid for our first-class tickets. He's standing at 
the counter, ready to exchange them for our messed-up tickets that 
won't go through the scanner. Let's claim our new tickets and find our 
   Thank you, Father, for your daily, abundant provision for us. 
We think so small when you think so big. Thank you for your 
constant goodness. In Jesus' name, Amen. [Celebrate Recovery Daily 
Devotional by John & Johnny Baker] 

   Problems are part of life. They are inescapable: woven into 
the very fabric of this fallen world. You tend to go into 
problem-solving mode all too readily, acting as if you have the capacity to fix 
everything. This is a habitual response, so automatic that it bypasses your 
conscious thinking. Not only does this habit frustrate you, it also 
distances you from Me.  
   Do not let fixing things be your top priority. You are ever 
so limited in your capacity to correct all that is wrong in the 
world around you. Don't weigh yourself down with responsibilities that 
are not your own. Instead, make your relationship with Me your 
primary concern. Talk with Me about whatever is on your mind, seeking My 
perspective on the situation. Rather than trying to fix everything that 
comes to your attention, ask Me to show you what is truly important. 
Remember that you are en route to heaven, and let your problems fade in 
the Light of eternity. (Psa. 32:8; Luke 10:41, 42; Phi. 3:20, 21) 
[Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 


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