For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
What are we saying? What are we projecting by the conversation that motivates us each day.
Today I got up early. Saturday 5.50am. The request for company and conversation from my lovely wife helped the tiredness ebb away.
Our conversation was peppered with life’s learning. So much happens to teach.
Over coffee the obvious signs of our learning through the daily interaction with life means we are seeking a country.
I emigrated the UK for Portugal in 1995. I did not hesitate to leave a country because what I saw was birthed in my heart by faith.
What did I see?
I saw a wife! Children! Family!
What is a country? A country is family and community living and enjoying life together.
Did what I see birthed in my heart by faith manifest in reality? Yes. Today I am in family! I arrived in my country that I sought and conversed as such.
I never looked back. Never considered what I left behind. What is before me are all things which make up what God is to us. He is our companion and our family and takes us to people who will bless us.
So what do you seek? In God it is always being provided for because faith keeps us seeking to align our character with His.
There is something that must always be in our heart is that faith always looks forward. Always dreams and aspires.
Faith causes us to let go to hang onto what we hope for.
Before we can receive from God we must let go of what we have. We may touch it but God requires us to be prepared to make a step to let go of all to embrace something which is still invisible.
I did that in 1995. I had no guarantees. Today I see the fruit of that step.
Are you willing not only to seek your new country but let go of the country you live and touch?
That is faith!
2 thoughts on “The Faith Dimension part 8: Seeking a country is seeking God”
You are blessed, with your family. See how God brought you out of trouble when you needed a place to live. Yesterday I lost the key to my car at the dog park. Someone found it by the pond, and told someone else, who told someone else (I had borrowed their phone), who called out to me from a long way off, as I was searching—along with my 2 dogs– that my key had been found. I ran to a place where someone might have put it, and there was it was. God never leaves us or forsakes us, and he delivers us out of trouble. >
Very inspiring, thank you! 🙂 Ellie