I was thinking ahead to some things I would like to have one day. A dishwasher \u2026 a house of my own \u2026 a house with a garage \u2026 a yard \u2026 a tub that isn\u2019t stained up plastic \u2026 the ability to paint rooms in any color. We all have dreams and things we wish for. God put that within us \u2013 a longing and desire for something more \u2026 for something better. Those who have gone before us had dreams as well. Hebrews 11, long called the \u201cHall of Faith\u201d, is full of people who were looking for something more than they had. They knew this wasn\u2019t it. Hebrews 11:13, 16 says, \u201cThey did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. \u2026 Instead, they were longing for a better country \u2013 a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God \u2026\u201d Did you see the last part? \u201cTherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God\u2026\u201d God was pleased that they were looking for something better and living as though it was definitely going to happen. When I first moved into my apartment I was certain I wouldn\u2019t be there long. I would be out and into a better place. I didn\u2019t even throw out the boxes I had used to carry everything in. I was that certain. But within only two years the boxes were thrown out or given to others to use. The thought that I would move on became more of a lofty dream than a certainty. As you look at your life with Christ, there are two ways to live: 1. You could live like the new heaven and earth are nothing but a lofty dream. A hope that seems so distant it no longer generates any excitement. Or \u2026 2. You could live as one certain of a home in a new and better country. You live with faith that recognizes the King of that perfect land may victoriously return at any time to have you join Him in that place. Which way do you live? Live the dream.