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Heavenly Assignments

“In his defense Jesus said to them, ‘My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.’”

– John 5:17

As we talked about yesterday, non-work is not ideal, but our culture is bent towards thinking that leisure is King. We have come to believe that Heaven is a place where we sit around eternally and eat from a buffet, float on clouds, and fly. However, the truth is that there will be work for us to do there, too, but it will be the best kind of work. In the next life, we will have meaningful, life-giving assignments, the type that we were meant to experience before the fall. In short, it will be avodah.

There are probably many of us who think seriously about the afterlife and at one time or another feared that it might be boring. The good news is that because God is a God of purpose and we are made in His image, we will always have things to do. After we go to Heaven and then when Heaven comes back to earth under the reign of Christ, we’ll have buildings to build, songs to sing, and many other important callings. Contrary to popular depictions, we will not become mindless amoebas, but will have work that is life-giving, just as it was intended to be before it was marred by sin.

Friend, you are made to have purpose, and that will not cease just because you lay down your physical body. Among the many blessings of being reborn in Jesus is that you have the opportunity to do things that matter for eternity! As you meditate on the wonder of Heaven, take delight in knowing that your Savior will lovingly watch as you carry out unique assignments that He designated for you before time began! Isn’t that a cool thought?

Prayer


Jesus, teach me more about Heaven and excite my spirit as I contemplate the good works you have designated for me to do there.

Reflection


How do you feel about working in Heaven? What about it encourages you and gives you hope?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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