Monday, November 23, 2009

God's Trade-In Deal



Our bodies now disappoint us, but when they are raised, they will be full of glory. They are weak now, but when they are raised, they will be full of power.1 Corinthians 15:43

Did you know that the Lord has an amazing trade-in deal in store for you? That's right; you are going to trade in your existing body, with its aches and pains, for the newest model.

Of course, that is not a perfect analogy, because there will be a link between your old body and your new one.

Here are some thoughts about the new body God has for you when you get to heaven.

Your memory will be clearer!

The blueprints for our glorified bodies are in the bodies we now possess.

Heaven is the Earthly life of the believer, glorified and perfected. When we pass over to the other side, our minds and our memories will be clearer then ever before.

As the apostle Paul writes: "Our bodies now disappoint us, but when they are raised, they will be full of glory. They are weak now, but when they are raised, they will be full of power. They are natural human bodies now, but when they are raised, they will be spiritual bodies" (1 Corinthians 15:43-44).

No sinful tendencies

This simply means that our new bodies will be the same as our old bodies in some ways, and different in other ways, but without question radically improved!

No more physical disabilities. No signs of age and no sinful tendencies.

A great quote

Joni Erickson Tada is a quadriplegic who has glorified God despite her disability, which was the result of a diving accident in her youth.

In her book "Heaven: Your Real Home", she writes about the new bodies God has for us:

"No more bulging middles or balding tops. No varicose veins or crow's feet. No more cellulite or support hose. Forget the 'thunder thighs' and highway hips.

Just a quick leapfrog over the tombstone, and it's the body you've always dreamed of. Fit and trim, smooth and sleek."

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50 comments:

Still Learning said...

Won't it be just heavenly to finally receive those new bodies? No more aches & pains, no more worrying about being skinny enough. Ah, sweet mercy.

Loren said...

HA ....I KNOW that I KNOW you and I are completely thrilled with this and can't wait to have our new heavenly bodies with NO PAIN :) WAHOO Thankyou Jesus!

and I'm with Still learning they will be skinny too :) that makes them all the better ;)

Sandra said...

Such a good post :)

3 Blessings said...

I love to think about this. My son said the other day..."Mommy, I can't wait to go to heaven because then I will be PERFECT!" It was so cute, but such a neat thought.
Blessings,
Amy

Parsley said...

Great post. I can't wait to trade in this body for one that doesn't succumb to illness and pain.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I'm still breathless over the life versus death trade. Such a deal. To think we get new bodies to boot is a bonus!

Blessings,
Kathleen

COUNTRY MOM said...

Kat, Hope you are feeling great today. Have a wonderful day. Love you my Friend, Audrey

Clif said...

Great post. Very enlightening and encouraging.

Darcie said...

Such a wonderful thought, and also to think of the joy we can have even here on earth when we are willing to die daily to self.

Hope you are having pain free days.

David C Brown said...

Incorruptibility - not even just incorruption!

Mich said...

Encouraging thoughts for when it seems a mistake to look in the mirror. thanks!

Mari said...

I love this thought. I have a little poem tucked into my Bible that compares our bodies to tents that our deteriorating and our new bodies to a new home. I can't wait for that perfect body!

Just Breathe said...

That will be wonderful.

Miti said...

Love this post! It makes me think of loved ones who have passed and how now they have no more pain. Thanks for that! I hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving.

RCUBEs said...

That's awesome...I don't need to go on a diet anymore! :) It reminded me of my parents who had gone home to the Lord. I'm happy that there is no more pain for them. Thank You Lord!
Hope you're feeling okay and have a Happy Thanksgiving sister Kat to you and your family.

Denise said...

Great post.

He & Me + 3 said...

What a glorious day that will be for us all. & no more thunder thighs:) Cannot wait.

christy rose said...

That sounds like one divine exchange. What great thoughts to think upon during this Thanksgiving time.

Sista In Arms Lxx said...

I think we should call it a trade UP, thank you for putting a whole new meaning to being content now.Lxx

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Lovely post and encouraging! Hope you are well!
Love Collette xxx

Just Be Real said...

Man, do I look forward to that day when we are resurrected in our new bodies. I too have Joni mention how excited she looks forward to that day.

Kat, great post!!! Thanks bunches.

~*Michelle*~ said...

Beautiful! Especially Joni Erickson Tada's quote.....I will be rejoicing when the cellulite is no more! LOL!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Kat...from our home to yours!

S. Etole said...

Looking forward to a redeemed, transformed model.

christschild said...

I think about being in heaven...how wonderful it will be to be with our Savior...with new bodies...no pain...no suffering. What another amazing gift from God. He takes such good care of us. We have an awesome Father!!
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Deborah Ann said...

Well I can't wait for my new body. This one's just about worn out! It's too bad we have to look the same in heaven though, I think it would be fun to look altogether different!

Andrea said...

I am ready for my trade in...no more pain, tears, or heartache!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Blessings, hugs, and prayers, andrea

Laura said...

I have many loved ones in heaven, including both my parents. I often imagine them up there pain free, healthy and whole! Completely whole! And free of those things that weigh us down here on earth. What a beautiful day that will be! Thank you!!

Kelly's Ideas said...

Great post - I'm looking forward to my perfect heavenly body...
Love to you.
Kelly

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

No aches and pains? Oh my what a dream that is. I absolutely believe this.

Greg C said...

I can't wait. My body is quickly wearing out. I look forward to that day.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kat.

So thankful for the truths in this post.

Edie said...

I am so looking forward to that new body!

Sorry I haven't been by much. Busy lately. :)

Have a happy Thanksgiving!! Much love to you!

Daveda said...

Hi, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you will join me over at Grace Talk With Daveda in Touched By The Fathers love. Please come on over and check it out!

Being Loved By Him, With You,
Daveda

Crown of Beauty said...

Happy THanksgiving, Kat!

Love
Lidj

Relyn said...

Reading Joni's quote reminded me of the first time I read her story at 14. I still remember how moved and humbled I felt. I'd been given so much. What was I going to do with it. What wonderful thoughts to instill in a young girl. God is good. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I love it! "Just a quick jump over the tombstone and it's the body you've always dreamed of." No more pain! Yes!!!

Kat, I pray that you will have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving and make many new and special memories. You have certainly been such a great blessing to me. Thank you.

Lee Ann

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Kat,

Oh, to have no more pain...wonderful post sweet friend.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your precious family.

Thank you for your comments that always come my way on my blog. You are faithful, caring and loving and I thank the Lord for you and all of my blogging friends.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

wife.mom.nurse said...

Oh how I look forward to trading in one day!

Great post.

I have been a terrible blogger lately, slow to post...even slower to read. Please forgive my absence.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Kat!

~Julie

Mimmy said...

Kat, although I have no plans to rush the process, I too am looking forward to a body without pain. It will be so glorious for those who have walked in God's light to "know as we are known" and to spend the entirety of enternity singing praises to our God.

It's good to be back, even if just for a couple of days. Still have mucho, mucho to do.

God Bless,
Mimmy

Toia said...

Beautiful!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Andrea said...

Concerned and praying for you. It is not like you to be off line for days without posting. I LOVE YOU!
andrea

The Real Me! said...

Came by to say hi and hope all is well. I'll be praying for you my friend in case you need it! LOL
Hugs
Kim

COUNTRY MOM said...

Kat, I have been thinking about you. Praying all is well... I am here for you. Thoughts and Prayers my friend. Audrey

christy rose said...

I am missing you and praying for you Kat!

Darcie said...

Looks like I wasn't the only that has been missing you..thinking of you and hoping you are absent just because you are busy. Take special care!

Heckety said...

Missing you, praying for you, hope you are coping with whatever is doing at your place just now.
lotsa love!

Jenn@Spejory said...

I'm just thinking about what it'll be like shedding pain, self-consciousness, fatigue, and all the limitations of an earthly body. I look forward to the day when there are no more migraines! The ultimate healing!

Joyce said...

Hi Kat...Just checking in since I haven't 'seen' you this week. Hope all is well!

Clif said...

You mentioned you would like to add Regret-Free Living to your library but you didn't leave an email address. I can't find it but I do have your mailing address so I am having the publisher send you a copy of the book. Looks like you haven't posted for awhile.

Andrea said...

Okay girl...I am getting really worried. I love you and I am praying for you. HANG IN THERE!
HUGS AND LOTS OF PRAYERS, andrea