Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Heb 11:1
Life can be such a struggle, and trying to get things done can feel like an uphill battle.
If I don’t continue with a project until it’s finished, then I forget where I’m up to, and waste time trying to get back on track. This often means I push myself and strive, which leads to exhaustion, and to neglecting other important things in my life.
Yesterday, I wanted to continue with a decoupage picture I started a month ago, and realised I had forgotten where I was up to – in fact, I was in quite a muddle. I knew I needed to have a swim, and managed to resist the temptation to forgo it, so I could continue with the picture.
This got me thinking about heaven, and wondering what it would be like to be free of these problems.
Talking to the Lord this morning, he spoke some very comforting words to me and also gave me a lot of insight.
I am bigger than your feelings.
When you are anxious and worried, things take even longer to do. When your mind is filled with thoughts and is unfocused, then it’s more difficult to get things done.
Every time you feel distressed, every time you worry or feel anxious, give it to me. Know that I know and understand. I know everything you’re feeling. I know your discomfort, your concerns and your thoughts.
I know all your fears and all your concerns. I know the dreadful feelings of doom you experience – feeling that something horrible is going to happen.
I have overcome the world
Trust me with and in these feelings. Know that I am bigger and more powerful than all these feelings.
Remember that I have overcome.
You are in me, and, in me, you have also overcome.
These feelings are just feelings. They will pass.
Cast your burden on the LORD,
and he will sustain you;
he will never permit
the righteous to be moved.
You will be transformed!
When you are transformed and receive your new body, you will be totally free of these feelings.
Anxiety and fear don’t and can’t exist in heaven.
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.
For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
2 Corin 5:1-5
Your life in Heaven!
In heaven, you will be able to go from one task to another easily. You won’t forget things. There will be no sense of urgency.
You will live in the moment, and each moment will be perfect.
You will be continually aware of my presence.
There will be no distractions.
If you are doing something and someone comes to see you, it won’t feel like a distraction – it will be a delight!
Everything will blend into and enhance your life.
Everyone, in heaven, will be living in me, and everything will happen at the perfect “time”.
Time won’t exist, but moments will be as eternity, and eternity as moments, each moment being perfect!
You will still have free will, but being totally surrendered to me – which is your desire and will be accomplished in heaven – will mean your free will is surrendered to me.
Everything you do, think and say will be perfect, and will be done in me.
You desire to live for me, submitted to me, and obedient to me.
In heaven, there will be nothing to prevent this.
No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.
They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
Imagine every person in heaven being obedient to me, moving perfectly in my spirit, and doing what I prompt them to do, each moment!
Imagine the synchronicity! Everything blending together as one, and everything having purpose!
You may be writing a song, then discover that someone else has been writing instrumental music for your song: neither of you knowing what the other was doing!
Things like this will happen all the time!
Eternal perfection, that continually evolves into greater perfection!
You are important to me!
When a person gives their life to me, the joy in heaven is immense!
For one more soul has been saved, one more person that will ultimately complete the perfection.
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:7
Every person that comes to me is necessary and vital for my kingdom.
Don’t ever under-estimate your importance in my kingdom, or another person’s importance to me.
My purposes will be fulfilled
The grief you feel about the church apostasy is a grief that I feel, very deeply, for souls are being led astray: away from my purpose.
Heaven feels it.
The apostasy is a very serious thing.
Ultimately, my sheep – ALL MY sheep – WILL hear my voice and follow me
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.