Tonight as I was putting Eli to bed he asked me a funny question. We were talking about Easter and how Jesus didn't stay dead but was raised up and went to Heaven. "Mommy, whats Jesus doing up there?" he asked. "What do you mean?" I said. "What is He doing up in Heaven?" he asked again. "Well, why don't you ask Him?" "Jesus, what are you up to?" Eli asked. When I asked Him what God said he answered, "Jesus said He is sitting next to the Father. Mommy, who is the Father?" Whoa. It's one thing for a child to answer a question like that when they have certainly heard the answer before at least once...but to not understand what Jesus meant when He said the Father? I knew He was hearing God (plus that answer is very biblical). So we talked about how the Father is actually Jesus' Daddy and how He is our Daddy too. And tonight became a priceless memory in my life and a glimpse into Heaven through the eyes of my little man.
I have had a lot of experiences where God has proved Himself to be VERY real to me. I've seen crazy healings, legs grow out, backs move and scoliosis get healed, dramatic deliverances and salvations. But through it all my heart can still grow dull toward the Lord. The thrill of the power of God can where off. Right now we are seeing a couple of healings a week through our youth ministry. Every time is amazing but it can become a little routine to me (I hope thats ok to admit here). About 2 months ago God put this prayer in my mouth. It just sort of came out one day, "God, would you be MORE real to me then I have ever known or seen before!" I so do not want to grow dull to my Daddy in Heaven. I want my heart to stay tender before Him. And I fully believe that there is more to God than I can or could EVER fully experience here on Earth. Thats what Eternity is for! So I can pray that prayer every day from now until I die, and God can answer that prayer every day for the rest of my days on Earth and I STILL wouldn't know or experience all of Him!
If Heaven is real...which I believe with all my heart that it is, then we need to ask the Holy Spirit to show us if there is any way we can live with more Heaven in mind in our daily lives now. And God, would you be MORE real to me today then yesterday...then ever before!