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 twenty-six 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 Supremacy
“The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.“
John 3:31 (NIV)
Do you play or follow any particular sport or competitive activity? Who is number one in that particular thing? What did it take for them to achieve that ranking? What does it mean? How closely would you listen if the number one person in your occupational field offered to give you some advice? Why? Is there a difference between being supreme and having authority? Why? What effect does the misuse of the term supremacy by various individuals and groups have on your ability to see God as supreme?
When I think of heaven as being a home of supremacy, I think of Jesus being the One who was, who is, and who is to come. This home we are headed to is the dwelling of the One who was first — who is number one in the entire universe of existence. While there are some in this world who gain authority by force or deception, Jesus has authority by being. His supremacy in the home we are headed toward calls for us to listen to Him as we make the journey. As you pray, ask God to reveal Himself to you as the One who is supreme. Pray that your life today would reflect that supremacy as you live in obedience.