“Psalms of Ascent Series”, Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 128, Psalm 120v5

You have found a daily podcast based on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). 
They are designed to help our hearts and minds being a healthy place while the Covid 19 virus does its worst. 

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1–4 NIV11) 

Each day we will meditate on a verse or two from these wonderful Psalms as we make our pilgrimage from confusion to hope, pain to peace, anxiety to joy. 
Meshech (far north), Gen 10:2, Ezk 39:1f.  Kedar (Syro-Arabian desert, to the East), Jer 2:10.

This World Is Not My Home

Chorus
O Lord You know
I have no friend like You
If heaven’s not my home
O Lord what will I do
The angels beckon me
From heaven’s open door
And I can’t feel at home
In this world anymore

Verse 1
This world is not my home
I’m only passing through
My treasures are laid up
Somewhere beyond the blue
The angels beckon me
From heaven’s open door
And I can’t feel at home
In this world anymore

Verse 2
They’re all expecting me
And that’s one thing I know
‘Cause I made it right with Jesus
So many years ago
The songs of sweetest praise
Are drifting back from heaven’s door
And I can’t feel at home
In this world anymore

CCLI Song # 857238
Michael Sykes | Tanya Sykes
© 1983 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing

“I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.” (John 17:14–19 NIV11)

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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)

God bless, Malcolm

PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John