Day 5: Pleasures of Heaven

Matthew 6:20 (NIV)But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

“If I find myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” [C.S. Lewis, Weight of Glory]

“Heaven should affect our activities and ambitions, our recreation and friendships, and the way we spend our money and time. If I believe I’ll spend eternity in a world of unending beauty and adventure, will I be content to spend all my evenings staring at game shows, sitcoms, and ball games? Even if I keep my eyes off of impurities, how much time will I want to invest in what doesn’t matter? What will last forever? God’s Word. People. Spending time in God’s Word and investing in people will pay off in eternity and bring me joy and perspective now… When we realize the pleasures that await us in God’s presence, we can forgo lesser pleasures now… [and] store up treasures in Heaven.” [Randy Alcorn, Heaven]

Prayer: “Lord, help me live for eternity in the here and now. Fill me with passion for you and for others around me. Give me a heart and passion to invest in things that will last. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Let us worship to the song “God of Revival” by Bethel (click here).