Longing For The Lord

Q. Is it possible that the more we grow in the Lord the more meaningless and less value our life has here on earth to us? I have been given all the material blessings I ever wanted and seriously been given all the desires of my heart. We are told by many leaders in the Church that God wants us to enjoy our life here also as well as in Heaven. I have gotten to the point where I am not impressed with the creation here on earth but just want to be with the Creator. People say I am wrong for feeling this way.

A. We’re called to be in the world but not of it. To me that means that we go about our lives being more interested in the treasure we’re storing up in heaven than how much we amass here. And the Lord promised a special crown of righteousness for those who long for His appearing (2 Tim. 4:8) A word of caution, though. If it comes to a point where you’ve sold all your possessions and given every thing to the poor, bought a white robe, and gone to a mountain top to await the Lord, you’ve probably gone too far.

Seriously, I believe that throughout history the Lord has given some people a powerful longing for Him when this world has gotten especially evil as a sign that His judgment is near. (ex. Ezekiel 9:4) Perhaps you’re one of those for our generation.

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