A Conversation in Heaven
This goes hand in hand with yesterdays devotional. We also went through a period of 7 years where the Lord removed many things from our lives while He prepared us for the place He has us and our business. I can attest that the journey has been hard at times. However, the rewards are well worth it.
No, we haven’t arrived, but we are in a place with our relationship with Him that we can have impact in the lives of those around us. What is of significance is the impact those we meet have on us. It’s a great encouragement to see the Lord touch the lives of His people through our efforts. It makes the tough times worthwhile.
James wrote in chapter 4:13-17 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
Our lives on earth are temporary…we need to make every moment count.
A Conversation in Heaven
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman
“I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in my heart and mind. I will firmly establish his house, and he will minister before my anointed one always” (1 Sam 2:35-36) .
I once imagined a meeting in heaven between the angel Gabriel and Jesus. It went something like this: “Gabriel, I chose 12 men from the workplace to build my Church. They were an unlikely group. But I wanted a people to express my life where they spend most of their time and experienced most of their challenges. However, today we have a problem. My Church is not being represented in the workplace. So, I’ve decided to call several people to serve me in this arena. We must awaken the Church in the workplace.
There is a man in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He reminds me of my servant Jacob. Boy, what a manipulator and controller he was before I did my work in him. Now you recall that Jacob became one of the patriarchs! This businessman in Atlanta that has the same potential. He is our man to awaken my servants. However, in order to awaken him to my plan and my destiny for him, I must remove some things he relies upon. This will draw him to myself. It will be painful at first, but necessary. It will take 7 years. But I plan to restore all I take from him. The result will be quite amazing. He will engage many others. He’ll usher in whole new focus in my Church that has been lost since those early days. I plan to do this with many others as well. My plan is designed to raise up an army in these last days before I return. It is time for you to go now. You know what you must do. Be gentle, but firm with my servant.”
What kind of conversation might Jesus and an angel have about your life? What catalyst is needed to bring you in alignment with the purposes and plans of God?