Imagine how big of a dinner table we will need in heaven!!! The Bible tells us that there is no concept of time. We could be eating all day!!
We could be eating with famous people, war heroes, past presidents, dynamic Christian pastors. We may be sitting next to Billy Graham or Tim Tebow. But we may also be sitting next to someone who has murdered, raped or cheated in their past life. We sometimes think God only accepts those WE love. But God loves us all and as long as someone accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and lives for Him, then God is going to give him a place at the table in heaven. He forgives when people ask for forgiveness.
It’s easy for us to see ourselves sitting at the banquet table with “good people” but not so easy to think about those “not so good people”. Those who have turned their lives around to live for Jesus will also be sitting with us. It’s not easy to think about spending eternity in heaven with people we didn’t like.
But Romans 3:22-23 says “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to ALL who believe. There is no difference, for ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
And there is great hope because Acts 16:31 tells us that Paul explained to the jailers the simple truth of salvation: “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” It really is that simple – believe in Jesus Christ. Ask Him to be the lord of your life and begin today living for Him.
It’s so well worth it to have a seat at the table in heaven for eternity. So if you think when you get to heaven you are going to be eating with only those who were perfect, think again. Anyone, no matter what their past can sit at the table if they believe in Him and live for Him throughout the rest of their life.
Now scoot over because the Lord’s table could be housing even those from the Shady Bunch or those on the cover of the box of Cheaties. Only God knows how big of a table we will need for dinner. And EVERYONE is welcome to accept the invitation.
Have you asked Jesus into your heart? Can we sit together at His table?
Several years ago I used to work with a production company who produced Country Music shows. I would drive artists and their staff to and from the hotels to the venues for their performances and do other errands requested by the production company. When I worked those shows, I always had a VIP pass to be able to have “all access”.
I admit I was in awe of the celebrities and all that went into these productions. It was cool to be able to be considered a VIP and have access backstage. But after a while, I realized these people were just normal people like you and me. I realized that I wasn’t really a VIP to those people. I didn’t need to find my identity working backstage for a celebrity show.
I would come home to my husband and my two girls and realize I was a VIP to them no matter what I did – whether I was doing laundry, cleaning house, cooking dinner, playing Barbie® dolls or making cookies.
I realized I was already a Very Important Person (VIP) to the Almighty One. God had already stamped me permanently with a VIP tag because I was one of His. I would always be a VIP to Him.
So do NOT put your worth in WHO you are or HOW important you think you are. Put your worth in WHOSE you are…….you are a VIP of the King! All you need is a simple relationship with the One who paid the price for your eternity in heaven! Come on backstage with Jesus……..no pass needed….you are already a VIP!!
I watched Sadie Robertson from Duck Dynasty dance on Dancing with the Stars last night. This week on Dancing with the Stars, the theme was about something that was memorable in your life. Sadie’s most memorable year of her life was the start of the Duck Dynasty TV show.
She shared that their lives have always been about sharing their faith in God with other people and they wanted to use the platform of the show to continue to share that faith. She reminisced about the time that her grandfather had stated his opinion on a controversial issue and the media and the public attacked him. The family had decided not to continue to do the show if they were not able to share their faith and how God was leading them in their lives on the show. The family vowed to stay true to their belief in God. As you may know, the show did continue – in true Duck Dynasty fashion.
She said her family just decided that “if you’re holding the football, you’re gonna get tackled.” And they wanted to hold the football of faith.
The other day I was driving to work down a side road and there were baby calves running and chasing each other, playing in the field. I stopped my car for a couple of minutes just to watch. They were so peaceful and carefree and happy. Not a worry in the world; running through the open field of newly greening grass and openness that seemed to go on for miles. I felt “peaceful, and carefree and happy” as I watched them. I think I could have sat there for an hour (but didn’t think my boss would appreciate that!) hahahha
Psalm 118:24 – This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
I was reading my journal from a couple months ago. It said, “I didn’t sleep much last night because Kiersten has an interview at Bellarmine University for physical therapy school. She wants this really bad. I pray that she can get it. She didn’t get accepted in Chicago last year after her interview at the college there and I am nervous for her. I will keep praying.”
Last night we went to see the movie, “God’s Not Dead” based on a recommendation by several friends. It is awesome!!!! I have been praying for our country and our state and our local leaders. Some days it seems like the devil and evil is taking over this world but I know God is in control. Go see this movie and you will realize that God IS STILL IN CONTROL. I believe He is starting a revolution across this country – starting in Hollywood!
As I was reading my daily devotions one day, I read Luke 11:9-10. It says “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
I’ve always tried to figure out how to get people to understand, including myself that Jesus doesn’t mean everything we ask for He will give us. But I do know that we have to ask in Jesus name for the things we need and that we want. But this verse is not talking about asking for a new car or even for a loved one to be healed of cancer. It’s not saying ask and you’ll get whatever you want.