Heaven... Your Real Home

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 27, 2015
  • 7 Comments
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Heaven... Your Real Home"Hardships are God's way of helping me get my mind on the hereafter. And I don’t mean hereafter as a death wish or an escape from reality; I mean hereafter as the true reality. And nothing beats rehearsing a few time-honored Scriptures if you want to put reality into a heavenly perspective. Like, every time my corset digs in my side, or I'm faced with a 4-week stint in bed, I look beyond the negatives and see the positives: I recall that pilgrims aren’t supposed to feel at home on earth; I set my heart and mind on things above and dream of the day I'll see my Bridegroom; I remember the promise of a new body, a new heart and mind. And I think about the crowns I'll be able to cast at Jesus’ feet. These things make up the soon and coming reality, so today, get your mind on the hereafter. The soul that mounts up to heaven’s kingdom cannot fail to triumph." – Joni Eareckson Tada from Heaven… Your Real Home.

 
 

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Amen sister !!
  • April 28, 2015
  • 7:27 a.m.
  • lynne garner
One of THE most impacting books I've ever read!(Truthfully, "re-"read, many times!) Thanks for this!!
  • April 27, 2015
  • 7:26 p.m.
  • Susan Eby
Thank you, Joni..We all need to remember that this is not our home. You are truly an inspiration and I thank God for you in this world. Many times He leads me to pray for you .. what a wonderful blessing that is to me.
  • April 27, 2015
  • 2:42 p.m.
  • Patricia
Hi Joni - I had the privilege of interviewing you for a local magazine a few years ago - was so blessed by the time you spent with me. I remeber you pointing to a photograph you had on the wall of a man you had once met who had suffered much - and how that photo served as a reminder of God's sweet and sufficient Grace in your life and encouraged you to persevere (my paraphrase) - your heart for Christ and the reality of fixing your eyes upon Him even when the days are long and trusting in Him when the pain is constant and real continues to be a blessing to me - thank you for sharing your reliance on and trust in Christ with such joy xo
  • April 27, 2015
  • 2:35 p.m.
  • Kari Rodems
All I can say is THANK YOU DEAR ONE! I soooo needed this words of encouragement. Love you and cannot wait to meet you face to face one day in our Fathers House!💝
  • April 27, 2015
  • 1:37 p.m.
  • Arlene Seuell
Amen. Praying for you today. JN
  • April 27, 2015
  • 7:46 a.m.
  • Judy
Hi, I have been praying for you Joni ever since I heard that you have Breast Cancer. Could you please let me know how your cancer and treat- ments are doing. My mother also had Breast Cancer. In Christian Love, Vickie Williams
  • April 27, 2015
  • 3:12 a.m.
  • Vickie Williams