I was asked to write a blog about this and for one of the few times the words did not flow easily. Finding our true home should be easy, but for some of us it is a moving target. Many reasons for this but the truth is that if we are not anchored in a place we can call home then doing life is chaotic at best.
There is a song that has these words: This world is not my home, I'm just passing through, if heavens not my home then Lord what will I do. The angels beckon me to heavens open door, no I won't feel at home in this world anymore. What do we make of that?
We certainly need to be grounded here on earth, but we make a big mistake if we are too grounded in what the world has to offer us. Are we more concerned about status, movie stars, sports heroes, finances and acceptance or more about our own fathers, mothers, faith and being immersed in God's Spirit?
Family should of course be home wherever that is, but many of us come from dysfunctional families or they have abandoned us because we have burned all our bridges with them. My mother never gave up on me despite my continued failures at life, and by doing so she made me feel part of our home, but also taught me about how God feels about you and I.
He never gives up on us. When we make him our home base by accepting him into our lives then we come to know him as the rock we can stand on, the calmer of every storm we are in, the warrior who always fights for us and the maker of miracles in all aspects of life. He goes after the lost sheep and has a party when we come home, no he never gives up on us and he has reserved a place for us in heaven if we want to call it home.
When we feel lost, far away from home and unsettled in life it may be time to connect or re-connect with home base. It's Him, and in Him there is heaven, and there is a stable, wonderful home we will occupy for eternity.
As a matter of fact, if His Spirit is in us we are home!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.