How are you this morning? I hope that the weekend has been great and that you are looking forward to a wonderful week.
As soon as I started to write today I heard the Spirit of the Lord speak on the inside, an encouraging but also serious message: “Tell my children that I am with them even more than they believe. I will keep the promise that I gave them to always be by their side until the day I call them out of the world and into my kingdom. But there is one thing I want to tell all of them: live with heaven as your goal, so that, on the last day, you don’t lose your reward and end up on the wrong side of the boundaries of my kingdom. Wait upon me every day, in the same way that I want to take care of you every day and give you the best of what I have.”
This word from the Lord is filled with love, but it is also serious. I think about heaven quite often. There are people who have been there and come back again. They all tell of how fantastic it is and how important it is to live with heaven as the great goal of our lives. “If you miss heaven, then you are missing everything,” they say. In the Bible we can read about Paul, who was caught up to the third heaven and heard words that no one else has heard. This had an impact on the rest of his life. He lived with one single goal, to once again get into the heaven that he had visited. It is clear from his letters that there is a place in eternity that is so wonderful that Paul was prepared to sacrifice everything in this life to reach heaven and eternal life with Jesus.
I usually pray and tell the Lord, “Don’t let me live my life here on this earth as a Christian yet still miss the finish line.” So what should we do, you ask? I can’t answer that here, but it says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Give your heart to the Lord! Serve Him with your heart and with what you have. Not everyone can do everything, but everyone can do something.