Worth Rejoicing Over Now

“Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven” (Luke 6:23, NKJV).

“Your reward is great.” What do we understand by the word “great”? Enormous. Massive. Good to the “nth” degree! So very, very good that, if you could grasp it, you truly would leap up in the air for joy!

God does not exaggerate. If anything, He understates, as we have discussed here. Your eternal reward is that good. So good, in fact, that it’s worth getting truly joyful over now. That’s what Jesus is saying here. And He also doesn’t lie. He is entirely incapable of lying. So if He says it’s that good, it really is that good. If He says it’s worth getting uber happy about right now, it really is!

So try this with me. Take an extended moment and imagine the most beautiful life you can. Put some thought into it. What is the most luxurious house you could think up? What places would you like to travel to? Who would you travel with? What pastimes would you love to engage in for unlimited hours and days and weeks? What new, expensive experiences would be a dream come true for you? What lush articles of clothing would you delight to wear daily? What delicacies would you relish, if you could eat without limit and without worry for calorie intake? What art and beauty would you surround yourself with? What live music would you want to listen to in copious amounts? What emotions of happiness, peace, and belonging do you long to enjoy without interruption?

And… even more than all of the above… what kind of intimacy with God are you craving?

Did you take some time to stretch your imagination to the limit with each of those questions? Okay, good. You have not even begun to imagine how good heaven is. All of your imagining is only the tiniest drop out of heaven’s ocean.

It’s going to be Ephesians 3:20 better than that. Infinitely better.

It will be “infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all…” (Eph. 3:20, TPT).

Rejoice and leap for joy!

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How often do you think about heaven? Have you asked God to fill your heart with the hope of it, to make it real to you instead of just a theoretical, far-away concept?

25 thoughts on “Worth Rejoicing Over Now

  1. It is … with me
    the man Jesus
    never event in me
    to no experience
    become in me

    what the soul
    every day
    says to me
    accompanies me
    every hour

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      1. If someone knows that Jesus is a real being, then I am not allowed to say anything about it.

        The scriptures confirm your belief.

        In my experience, Jesus Christ had never become an event in me.

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      2. Can you please explain how a deceased ancestor, from the history of scriptures, can take a personal presence?

        To whom an idol means substantial truth, I cannot put forward any counter-arguments.

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  2. We humans do the best we can to imagine heaven. For me, somewhere there, you’ll find a gently sloping yard with a swing positioned under a hickory tree. Low humidity, 75 or so degrees, and a gentle breeze. Sitting in the wing, smiling and waiting, is my grandmother, with arms ready to embrace. Someday, I will feel that embrace again. . . . Mike

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    1. When I read this, tears of great joy welled up and spilled over. I found these words flowing out of my spirit: “Yes, you will, dear brother, yes you will!!” Truly, thank you so, so much for sharing something so special and sacred!

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  3. SOMETIMES our greatest JOY can be as we rise by simply looking up and saying ‘GOOD morning, Lord. My dear older friend told me when was 101. ‘ Each day I OPEN my eyes and say Good Morning to God, JOY unbelievable floods my soul, I am grateful for this life and my relationship with HIM. ‘

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