Do you ever wonder what life would be like if we all lived obedient to God? I am sure it would be very different. It would be perfect. I imagine life in heaven would be no different than life on earth. It would be sinless.
Although we do not live in sinless territory, we still see glimpses now and then of what is to come. When we experience love for our neighbor, forgiveness, unity and other great characteristics of God, we experience heaven. These types of occurrences clash against the worldly incidents, which many times are used to shape us into the image of Jesus.
God manifests his presence and reign through us, his children. We are the tools used to make God and heaven real for others to see and experience. Opening ourselves up to God’s will means to turn our back on the will of the world. This can be a difficult thing to do. It takes a conscious effort, for the world continually tempts and calls to us to follow it, but God gave us the instruction book that we need to open and read. Technology makes it easy to communicate with the world, but it’s easier to connect with God through prayer.
It’s our choice to experience more of heaven or the world.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for the many ways I can experience heaven. Your Spirit is alive in me and I pray that I seek you and not the world for those grand experiences of what heaven is like. Amen
Faith Tip: How can God use you today to give someone a glimpse of heaven?