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 eighteen 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 Opportunity
“He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.’“
Matthew 13:31-32 (NIV)
Have you ever missed an opportunity for something because you signed up too late or waited too long? How did you feel? How would it feel for someone to make room for you at a sold out event? How much potential do you think you have? How much do others think you have? What would God say is your potential? Who do you most often believe?
I grew up in a home where I was given great opportunities to reach my potential. I didn’t always make the most of those opportunities, but they were always present. Because of that foundation, when Jesus teaches about the kingdom of heaven being like a mustard seed which starts out very small and grows into the largest of the garden plants, I am able to see the great opportunity that exists as a part of that kingdom. Regardless of our size, or the size we think we are, God gives us the opportunity as a part of His kingdom to grow into something that draws people to Himself. As you pray, ask God to help you make the most of the potential He has placed within you. Pray that you would see the seeds of the kingdom of heaven growing into a home that has room for all who would come.