I don’t know if you do this too, but with my busy life I tend forget that this is not all there is. There is so much more to life, and it's so much better than this.
The other day my 6 year-old daughter, Emily, asked me if there were bedtimes in heaven. I think for her that would be the best thing ever, for me, sleep sounds like heaven.
I think I found the answer to that last night at church. I went to a special service with author and pastor Francis Chan, and helped me wrap my brain around what our experience in heaven might be like. He talked about this verse:
"If we endure hardship, we will also reign with Him." 2 Timothy 2:12
I don't know about you, but I'm not sure what "reigning" with God in heaven will be like, but I'm pretty sure we won't have time to sleep.
Heaven has to be more than we see in the movies. It's going to be more than just eating at a buffet where calories don't count.
"Reigning with God" sounds like we get to be live like Kings and Queens. I'm thinking it's going to be awesome. I don't know about you, but I want in...
I want more than this life, because I'm exhausted from enduring.
If you are too, there's a simple thing you can do. Pray to God, ask for forgiveness from your sins, and we will be reigning with God in heaven.
If you'd like to talk to someone about that kind of prayer please call a pastor at 800-525-LOVE.