Moving Day

moving dayAre You Move In Ready?

I decided since this is a holiday weekend and I had these thoughts rolling around my head that I would not post on Haggai this morning but instead speak or write from the heart my reflections of this weekend.

Well it has finally happened. For the last 32 years my wife and I have had at least one child underfoot. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity the youngest moved out. It has been quite the weekend. First there was the talking about moving, then the planning. Then began the process of packing, which included some tough decision on what to bring with and what to leave at home for poor mom and dad to deal with.

You know how it is if you are a parent and had your children move out.

Finally security deposit, first and last months rent is paid, truck and friends show up truck is loaded and the truck drives away, and you wave good bye. We are happy to see the youngest move out, but it is also a sad day as well realizing a chapter in our lives has closed and another is beginning.

There is another moving day coming soon. Once again, it takes time and preparation to take place before that great moving day can take place. Unlike our daughter that moved out, there is no security deposit, first and last months rent that needs to be secured for this moving out date.

In fact unlike most moving days there is no clear indication when it will take place, but all indications is it will be soon. What moving day am I referring to? The moving day I am referring to, is the day of Christ’s Second Coming. A moving day in which all Christians should be anxiously awaiting. A day when they will leave behind all the terrible things of this earth and move to a place where mansions have been prepared for us. A move in which we cannot pay for, but has been purchased for us by Christ as he hung on the cross, suffering shame and death in our place.

The nice thing about this move is we don’t have to spend time packing, in fact the less we bring of ourselves the better the moving process becomes. But even though there is no need to pack, the preparation process lasts a lifetime.

This morning as we contemplate that great moving day that Christ has promised will happen, I ask this simple question. Are you preparing for that moving day? Are we engaged in daily Bible study and prayer, seeking to know more about God so we can be better prepared when that moving day comes.

If not, I invite you to start preparing today for God has promised that no man knows the time of his moving day, but he has promised to come and move us to heaven to life with him.

Why wait, make the changes necessary today to prepare for this move.

Will we be ready when he comes?

Blessings to you all as we prepare for the LORD’s Moving Day!

Published by The Bible In Your Hand

Hi, I am Pastor Lester Bentley, a devoted husband, father, and Pastor for the Northeastern Wyoming District of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. I am committed to the great gospel commission as stated in Matthew 28:19, 20.

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