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 ten 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 With God
“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.“
Acts 17:24-25 (NIV)
Who seemed to be the central presence in the home you grew up in. Who would you say is the central presence where you live now? If others live there as well, who would they say is central in the home? What would a home look like where God is present? What would the home’s atmosphere feel like? Who would be central in that home? Is it possible for a person to be in charge of a home in a way that makes it known to others that God is present? How do you feel about a home with God even as you continue your journey?
I grew up in a home where my dad was very quiet but I always understood that he was in charge of the family and God was in charge of all of us. When I think of God and the various descriptions in the Bible of His dwelling, I am constantly in awe of the magnificence of being allowed in His presence for eternity. Not only that, but I can have a home with God even now as He makes His presence dwell within this jar of clay. As you pray, ask God to fill you with a desire to be at home with Him — not only when you finish this journey on earth but that each day of your life would be lived in His presence.