Our eternal occupation
People shall praise You forever and ever. Psalms 45:17 (NKJV)
One of the most common questions asked by believers about Heaven is, “What are we going to do?” After all, eternity is…eternal. It’s not even what we can consider a long time. It’s infinitely more than any amount of anything we’ve ever experienced or measured. And so it’s only natural to stop and wonder what we’re going to do.
Scripture doesn’t leave this question unanswered. When it comes to our eternal occupation, we will worship the Lord forever and ever.
For many of us, there’s a hitch in our heart when we hear this. “I enjoy singing songs about God, but I can’t imagine doing it forever!” That’s because we often fail to understand what true worship is, the kind of worship we’ll be engaged in.
Think back to a time when you loved someone so much that you spontaneously responded to him or her. Maybe it was when you were a little kid and drew your parents a picture expressing how much you love them. Or perhaps it was when you hugged a grandparent.
Hold that moment in your heart and mind…because that’s a faint foreshadowing of true worship. It’s when we respond to someone with all we have in us. We don’t hold back, and we take great joy in expressing our heart to that person.
When we see God in Heaven, every earthly shroud that separates our heart from Him—our sin and our limited understanding—will be removed. Our adoration of Him will be unlike anything we’ve ever known. We will respond to all that He is with all that we are, and it will last for all eternity.
“What are we going to do in Heaven?” Our eternal occupation will be an expression of love that will never end!
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11 NKJV)
Think About It…
What does this passage reveal to me about God?
What does this passage reveal to me about myself?
Based on this, what changes do I need to make?
What is my prayer for today?
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17 (NKJV)
Consistency breeds security. If you're an employer, you take comfort in knowing that you have consistent employees working for you. If your car needs to be fixed, you're going to take it to a mechanic who has consistently performed well. And if you're a coach, you'll probably draw up a play at the end of a tight game that puts the ball in the hands of your best and most consistent player.