Each one of us is on a journey to our final, and eternal, destination. As Christians, we live with the confident assurance that our eternal home is with God. But, we’re not home yet and there is a life to be lived as we journey toward heaven. It is my prayer that this series of devotions will help you discover not only a glimpse of heaven, but that it would prepare you to more fully live like you are home even as you continue the journey.
This is day two from the devotional journal, “Almost Heaven: Devotions For the Journey Home”. Each of these devotions are designed to help a person spend time with God in the process of discovering how He would have us to live as we prepare for an eternal home.
A Home Of Blessings
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the LORD Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty.“
Malachi 3:10-12 (NIV)
What is the greatest blessing that could be found in a home? How full of blessings would you say your life is? What would you do if you were to experience blessings that your home, or life, couldn’t contain? Is it possible you already have been blessed to such an extent? What are you doing with the blessings God has already poured into your life? Would you live differently today if you were to recognize the blessings that are being poured out from within the home you’re headed toward?
While the Bible teaches that it is more blessed to give than receive, our actions would say that most of us have a difficult time believing that. Far too often we think that God’s blessings are meant solely for us when His intention is that we would allow them to flow through us and into the lives of others. If the home we’re headed to is filled with more blessings than our lives can contain, then perhaps we out to be sharing those blessings as we take the journey home. As you pray, ask God to help you recognize His blessings in your life so you would be able to share them. Pray for a home that is a blessing to others.