Hope you had a wonderful time with your family and loved ones over the Thanksgiving holiday! We’ve got a devotional feature today from 33Miles. The band talks about the inspiration behind their song “Where I Wanna Go” and encourages us all to live each day with God’s eternal perspective. Check it out below.
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WHERE I WANNA GO
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country–a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. -Hewbrews 11: 13-16
“I love this scripture because it talks about all the people of the bible that live their lives by faith, and yet they endured because their mind was set on a heavenly place that was awaiting them. It was set on a glory to come- on seeing their savior, their king Jesus that saved them. Little did they know that their lives would be documented thousands of years later to encourage us in our faith. This scripture reminds us that this world is not our home, and not where we’re going to stay. These light and momentary trials are far outweighed by a glory that awaits us. And so, let it be fuel to your fire that no matter what you are going through you can still say, ‘I cannot wait to be with Jesus Christ in glory one day.’
And that is what this song is all about; it is a song that we hope inspires you to live your life now knowing that Heaven awaits you. I know it can be such a challenge for me personally just to not get caught up in the world and the trials that we face, and just the mundaneness of it. “Where I Wanna Go,” speaking about Heaven, challenges us on a daily basis to live today like the future residences of Heaven that we will be one day. And so I hope this song encourages you to live your life like the resident of Heaven that you will become.” – Jason & Chris of 33Miles
The entire chapter 11 of Hebrews is filled with people of great faith that lived their life that way, so I hope that you can gain encouragement from this passage today!