We cannot build our own perfect kingdom on earth and ignore the fact that heaven is our inheritance. Let’s face it, life is tough. Everything won’t go as planned. It won’t be easy. To be honest, it is not supposed to be. This world is not ours.
Here on earth, we are tested and tried as if by fire to build in us strong Godly qualities that will last for eternity. God melts off the trash so he can use the best parts of us for his own everlasting purposes.
I have a new prayer of gratitude today. I thank the Lord that I have been allowed to go through certain things, so that I can build my inheritance in heaven. Even the toughest circumstances, if handled faithfully, is a treasure. It doesn’t seem that way down here. God’s ways are the exact opposite of the world’s ways. But, every day that we endure, stay faithful, and maintain our joy, we are storing up the sweetest treasures in heaven.
“Store up your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:20