Made for Heaven is a Christian living website and Christian blog of articles, insights and views about victorious Christian living in a fallen world.
My name is Weston, your host on the Made For Heaven website, and your brother on this Great Adventure and journey that Jesus calls, “the narrow road“.
We lose our way — and often we’re as far off the path as anyone. Saved yes, but we lose our way in our own blindness and pride. We often completely miss the point of Jesus’ words and example, and God’s plan for His Kingdom on Earth in this present age.
Made for Heaven is a place to read, ponder, question and comment about the Christian living experience and, hopefully, take it personally. Take it to the cross, that is. My prayer is that the eyes of our hearts would be opened more and more to God’s love for us, and that we would willingly submit to being transformed by our Lord.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:17-19
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We ARE Made for Heaven.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
We were born into this world from flesh and blood, but we were first born from above. We were created in God’s mind and heart and in His plans before we were physically born. You see, we’re not made for this world. Pain and suffering, injustice and so on are the result of sin. We live in a world that God has subjected to frustration (Romans 8:20-21) for a purpose.
We are no longer of the world.
Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 1 Peter 2:11
We’re aliens and strangers in a foreign land. This is not our home. We’re made for heaven. Jesus brought the Kingdom of God with him. The Kingdom of God is here — now. The Kingdom is Christ in YOU and ME — the Body of Christ.
One day we will experience the the Kingdom in a new and perfected way. For now, let’s stop laying down foundations in this world and instead live in the truth that our real home is not of this world — it is unworldly and it is eternal.
Victory is for now!
…for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
Our worldly experience isn’t punishment or a cruel joke God is playing on us. Jesus took care of that for us on the cross, remember? The debts are paid. We don’t have to make up for anything. We have other objectives brothers and sisters!
We’re made to love. Jesus said, “Love one another, deeply and from the heart.” Loving with heart of Jesus opens avenues in us to experience the abundant life Jesus talks about. Abundant in joy. Abundant in mercy. Abundant in peace. And guess what? This is evangelism at its best. They will know us by our love. It starts in our own back yard.
May you receive more and more of God’s amazing love, and may it overflow to one another and to a hurting and needy world.
The views expressed may not be yours, the insights may be difficult to accept at times and attempts at humor may fail. There may be grammar errors, mis-spellings, bad links, no links or nothing new to read. Think of this as work in progress — kind of like us.