Colossians 3:3 – For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Father in heaven, I live like a stranger here on earth. This is not where I belong. But sometimes I forget that; I forget who I am. I forget that as I live my life. I get so caught up in living life here and making a home here. It feels and seems often so permanent to me. I forget that it is but a campground and soon I’ll be going home. I forget that when I live my life. I let words come out of my mouth that don’t belong on the lips of one of your children. I behave in ways that are not fitting not fitting for an heir of heaven. I wonder, “If people know me, do know that I belong to you? That I follow you?” Or do they see me as just another inhabitant and citizen of this planet. Lord God, by your grace who I am – who I really am – is hidden. I have been bought by you and I belong to you and your kingdom. One day, I will be coming home to live with you. I am forgiven and clean. As I live for you today help me make this hidden truth known as I speak, live, act and do. I am truly yours. Heaven is truly my home. Help me to live as an heir of heaven. Amen.