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-seven 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 Transformation
“He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.“
Matthew 18:2-4 (NIV)
How comfortable are you with change? Do you think the people closest to you would agree with your answer? Are there things about you that you would like to see changed? What is keeping that from happening? How has your life changed by being a follower of Christ? Are there people that have noticed a transformation in your life? Should they? How much transformation would it take for you to become like a little child? Where will you start? Who will help you?
As the disciples argued about who was the greatest, Jesus taught that entering the kingdom of heaven required a transformation of significant magnitude. We spend so much time wanting children to grow up and act like adults that we rarely comprehend the transformation that God desires in us. As we make the journey toward home, God wants to do His work of transformation in our lives. As you pray, ask God to lead you to a point of humility so that your heart can be transformed to become like that of a child. Pray that you would work on, and allow, the process of transformation to continue as you make your journey home.