2 Corinthians 5:6-8 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
The other morning, the passage above leapt off the page and grabbed my heart. I realized that I can't be fully complete this side of heaven, while still in this physical body. This will never be the place for the "ultimate" experience. Amazingly, as wonderful as our faith walk is here, there will come a time when our walk with the Lord will be by sight, when we actually are present with Him. Until then, I can expect sin, problems, sickness and forgiveness, deliverance and healings to permeate my days. We are preparing for an eternity with Him and every experience, challenge and difficulty helps us learn to depend on Him here, so that we'll run into His arms there.
blessings and Happy Easter (may you be raised with Him!