Are you looking forward to entering Heaven? :')
Can I be honest? I’m not looking forward to it nearly so much as I wish I were looking forward to it. Not yet.
I read this quote that convicted me asking if we as Christians are really waiting to be reunited with Jesus in heaven to be with Him, or if we just want to go there when our love affair with this world has ended. That really struck me because it’s true, at least for me.
How easy is it to hold onto this idea of securing our spot in heaven so that after we’ve lived a long and full life here, maybe 80 years give or take a decade, we’ll just go chill with Jesus?
That’s not right, though. That’s not what the Christian faith is all about. It’s not “losing your life so that you may gain it” (Matt. 10:39).
So, I want God to change my heart in this way, too. I desire to be the kind of man who longs for Jesus and heaven whenever that may be and through whatever circumstances that may occur. Maybe it won’t be in 60 years after a long and happy marriage while sitting on my favorite mountaintop to soak in the vista one last time before dying peacefully in my sleep, but I want to be eagerly working for and anticipating my reunion with Jesus no matter what.