3. As our hearts draw near to God, we develop a longing for Him.
“Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.” Hebrews 11:16
“Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,”
2 Corinthians 5:2
“Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:8