Psalms 27:4 One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek: To dwell in the LORD’s house all the days of my life, To gaze on the LORD’s beauty, to visit his temple.
Heaven is going to be awesome. Like, truly awesome. When is the last time you stopped to think about what Heaven might be like?
What do we do when we're excited about something? Maybe it's a vacation. Maybe it's a promotion at work. Maybe it's a concert or other type of event.
We think about it. We imagine it in our minds as the anticipation grows. When is the last time you thought about heaven this way?
We make the right moves. If it's a vacation, we request time off from work and prepare travel arrangements. If it's a promotion at work we make sure we're performing at full throttle to impress or superiors. If it's a concert we make sure to block off our calendars, get babysitters and purchase tickets (we might even listen to that musician's music a little more than usual out of excitement).
When is the last time you took action towards the goal of heaven in a really intentional way?
Heaven is not just another goal. Heaven is THE goal. Eternally looking upon God's face in the Beatific Vision, becoming fully integrated into his Divinity whilst maintaining our individuality, never again knowing pain or suffering, being in a perpetual state of bliss, ecstasy and rapturous love, Paradise - Heaven is THE goal.
Are we living every day accordingly? Do our actions and aspirations point to this?
What if today we all chose to make the pursuit of Heaven our top priority? What would be different about our choices throughout the day? How would we spend our time differently? What if we challenged ourselves with that question every morning?
It's never too late to change course.
Don't waste another day.
Your brother on the journey,