Many songs have been written about home, as well as many popular sayings. One of my favorite is taken from the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy said, “there’s no place like home.” How true. Often we look forward to going somewhere to get away and relax, only to find after a short time we desire to be home. Home is bigger than where you live, it is what comprises your life. It is friends and family, jobs, activities. All of these and more make up the place we call home.
Recently I was gone for a very short time to Kansas. It wasn’t long at all before I missed home (nothing against Kansas). And then I got to thinking. Perhaps that is what God is trying to tell us. He has said quite plainly that this world is not our home, but as much as he tries to convince us, we tend to embrace this world all the more. In telling us about our eternal home, he is trying to make us “homesick,” so we would look forward to the day when we spend eternity with him. Let us totally surrender our lives to God, serving him with all we are and all we have. Until he calls us home to live with him forever. As for me, I’m just glad to be home. I missed all of you while I was away, Blessings. -Lamar
As we continue our look into the life and mission of Joseph, one fact is clear. Joseph stayed the course through all of the personal storms in his life. There were many occasions where he could have given up and quit because of the wall of frustration in front of him-but he didn’t. Instead, he trusted. He believed God through his dream, and held onto that mission until the work of God was complete; and what an outcome.
I often think about the path he had to take to get where God was leading him and ask myself, if I would I have continued on through those obstacles and persevered as Joseph did. I pray when it is time for my Joseph experience as well as yours, that we are faithful to the course God puts before us, to bring him glory. Please consider Joseph as we enter into the “season” of Mission Possible. Consider what you can say to someone to be Jesus to them, or even how you can glorify God through your desire to serve others. That’s what Mission Possible is all about; serving others in the name of Jesus. So let us band together hand-in-hand and march into streets of this community with the praise of God on our lips, and love of Jesus in our hearts. Blessings. -Lamar