There were 22 guys at Odell Lake this weekend camping, fishing, and hanging out. We ate really good, fished a lot and had wonderful fellowship. A major source of joy in my life is having a good time with friends.
I regularly, almost daily, ponder, meditate on, and visualize what heaven is going to be like. God created us to give Him joy for all eternity, and a major source of joy for Him is seeing us full of joy. This earth isn’t the primary place and time He is giving us joy, heaven is, but He gives us little hints and peeks of what it will be like when we get there. This weekend was just such a peek, a blessed time of joy.
I am memorizing the book of Philippians in the New Testament and this week I finished chapter 3. The last 2 verses in the chapter says, “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
Only those who are legitimate followers of Jesus Christ in this life on this earth are citizens of heaven.