"Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ." John 17:3
We can get a glimpse of heaven while we’re still here on earth, by knowing the Lord! When we come into relationship with Jesus, we learn about Him, and the Father who sent Him, and the Holy Spirit who indwells each of us. As we come to know the Trinity, we long for heaven, and to be with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
It’s so amazing to me that the God of the universe wants to walk with us every day! He wants us to share our lives with Him – the good times as well as our struggles and sorrows. He is for us, He is with us, He can be our biggest support and encourager if we will let Him.
I don’t know about you, but it’s very easy for me to get caught up in the things I think I have to do each day, and it’s easy to do that without including the Lord. But more and more, I’m trying to be aware of God’s presence with me as I go from task to task, stopping for a moment to notice Him, to thank Him and to enjoy His love.
When we let God’s peace reign in our hearts by being open to Him and by walking closely with Him, life is so much more fun and we can have stability when things get confusing or difficult. When we remember the glorious future that awaits us as believers, our days are colored with hope and that hope can spill out into the lives of those around us. Let God’s light shine through you by spending time with Him each day.
Janice Carleton and her husband Jim live in Portland, OR and partner with Passionist Fr. Cedric Pisegna in Fr. Cedric Ministries. She is the mother of 4 grown children and grandmother of 6. Janice also leads women’s retreats and recently wrote her first book: God Speaks to Ordinary People – Like You and Me. Visit Janice’s website at http://www.janicecarleton.com/ or email her at [email protected].