Thursday, May 1, 2014

Books of Heaven

"In Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are your thoughts to me, oh God! How vast is the sum of them!" Psalm 139:16-17, NASB.

Remarkably, there have been some in recent history who have been caught up into heaven and taken to the vast libraries kept by God. David's excitement about a book that exists in heaven written by God about him is not just a poetic thought. He who "knows the end from the beginning" has placed such value on our lives that He has written about us before we were born. He is not thinking new thoughts as my life unfolds. Rather He is carefully watching over with joy the destiny He purposed for me in Christ, executing with precision the unfolding of the glory He crowned me with in advance. David lived with expectation to see His Heavenly Father's hand in daily events, establishing things David could never make happen in His own power. There are those who live each day according to the book written in heaven with their name on it, signed by God in advance. They make choices toward a larger future that God has ordained for them. The circumstances of their life are always viewed in the overshadowing of the book. When we move from hope to confident faith (living according to what I have seen in the unseen realm of God) we are far more daring and agressive toward the future. The events that occur in my life are not seen as random and uncontrollable, rather they are the markers of a executed heavenly plan that are right on schedule in my destiny and shared glory with the King of Kings and His kingdom. Do I value myself as much He does?