November 1, 2022

Heaven on Earth

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!’ … the twenty-four elders … worship Him … and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: ‘You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things.’” – Revelation 4:8-11

Have you ever thought about what Heaven is like? The Bible provides vivid images, but the words are often beyond our human vocabulary. How do we describe the indescribable?

One thing is sure: Heaven is filled with praise and worship. In the revelation given to John, he saw four living creatures surrounding God’s throne. These creatures never stop giving Him “glory and honor and thanks” (v. 9). They worship Him for creating all things. They know that by His will everything exists. They cannot help but praise Him!

Here on earth, we can experience something of what Heaven is like. In the midst of our daily lives, we can pause to spend time in worship. Regardless of what we face, we can focus on the Lord, thanking Him for all He has done; we can praise Him for giving us life and an eternal home, sending Jesus to die for us, forgiving our sins, and taking away our burdens. We can thank Him for all His promises.

Praise changes our attitudes. We look at everything differently. Instead of thinking about our problems and weaknesses, we focus on God – His promises, His power, His plans, and His peace. We trust Him to provide for us and protect us.

Through worship, ask God to help you to be caught up in the kind of atmosphere that fills Heaven. Detail the reasons you are thankful. Praise Him with words and music.

Reflection Question: Write out some specific things for which you want to praise God.

Father, thank You for all You have done for me. I worship You and give You all the honor and glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Revelation 4