The Storm Clouds Roll by Sherry Chamblee

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I love a stormy sky. The kind that makes you wonder what’s coming next, lends rise to thoughts of running for the storm cellar and hunkering down with a good book and a radio nearby. The sort of skies that blow and rage at you, bringing rain and thunder, and whipping your hair in your face just enough to make you feel like something new is coming. Yes, that kind. It’s weird…I know…but there it is. You know my secret now.

Is it ok for me to love the stormy skies? Sure, why not. I can’t make the storm come, can I?

But then I wondered…is Heaven going to have storms in the sky? Probably not. 

But I really do enjoy a good storm – though not the destruction that comes with some storms, no I don’t enjoy that at all.

You know, it’s like that in life sometimes too. We love the excitement of something, but then after it’s done there’s destruction left behind that’s just not as enjoyable.

Sometimes as Christians we can get in this mode of anything we enjoy will surely be in Heaven someday because God has allowed us to have these feelings – we love something, so surely it’ll be with me forever in eternity.

Where did we get that notion?  Certainly not from the Bible.

In fact, God tells us to learn to enjoy HIS priorities, and HIS things, precisely because that’s what Heaven will be filled with.

God isn’t obligated to place things in Heaven that we’ve enjoyed here on earth. He isn’t obligated to have stormy skies just because for some reason I find them fun and exciting. In fact, I think I should work on learning to love the peaceful blues, the gentle and kind weather, because I just don’t think God’s going to have destruction and mayhem in Heaven. 

I Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

God created us to love, but He then tells us to love the things HE loves.

God created us to form friendships, but He tells us to form Godly friendships.

God created us to enjoy life, but He then tells us to enjoy the things of God, living life to HIS glory and not our own.

So I have to remember, just because I like it, doesn’t mean God likes it. And my like-meter needs to measure up to God’s.

Matthew 6:20

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

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