February 7, 2024

The Open Door

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

Behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” Revelation 4:1 NASB

A door was open, and John was invited to enter. To his wonder, he witnessed a glimpse of Heaven. John was overwhelmed! The images were stunning—colors, shapes, people. He was in awe of the presence of God Himself, sitting on a throne, surrounded by a rainbow. And before the throne, there was “something like a sea of glass, like crystal” (v. 6).

He saw elders clothed in white sitting on thrones, with golden crowns on their heads. John was dazzled by lightning that flashed from the throne and amazed by peals of thunder.

The most enduring impression was the constant praise and worship that filled Heaven. John saw four living creatures who surrounded God’s throne and never stopped giving Him “glory, honor, and thanks” (v. 9). They knew God created all things and that by His will everything was created. They could not help but praise Him!

As we share John’s vision, we can join him in looking beyond the open door. Now we have insights into our eternal home. His vision also helps us realize how we can experience Heaven right now. How? By spending time praising and worshiping God. By thanking Him for all He has done.

That experience is available to you right now! Thank Him for all He has done for you. Then praise Him! Remember, you owe everything to Him. Let Him fill your life with a taste of Heaven!

Reflection Question: Compose a prayer of thanksgiving to God for all He’s done in 2024 so far.

Prayer
Father, thank You for all You have done for me. Thank You for forgiving my sins. Thank You for giving me life. I worship You! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Revelation 4

Prayer
Father, thank You for all You have done for me. Thank You for forgiving my sins. Thank You for giving me life. I worship You! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Revelation 4