by Dr. Charles Stanley
In Touch Daily Devotional
Our Eternal Home
A wise person prepares for the inevitable. And the most inevitable thing in the world is our physical passing. We were not meant to live in these bodies forever; rather, we are eternal beings with eternal purposes. With so sure an outcome, we must spend time on earth preparing for our eternal futures.
If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ, then you can be confident that you will spend eternity with Him in heaven. A common question for believers, however, is "What will we do when we get there?"
We will praise God. Have you ever been passionately in love with someone - so much so that you could hardly think about anything else? That is how we will view God in heaven - as our ultimate source of love and companionship. Your relationship with Him will far surpass any "feeling" of love you have ever experienced. Far more than simply a feeling, it will be the outgrowth of a completely perfect union with your heavenly Father.
We will shine for God. In heaven, earthly limitations will be stripped away, allowing the glory of God within every believer to shine forth in jubilant brilliance. (Matthew 13:41-43)
We will reign with God. Do you understand how valuable you are to God? Romans 8:16-17 declares that we are not only children of God, but also co-heirs with Christ! That means that we will take part in all that the Father has set apart for His Son.
Heaven is a reality for which we must prepare. Make the most of your eternity by getting ready for it today.
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