…I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice…said, “Come up here…”
Knowing God is the highest purpose of the heart, and yet the most difficult. It reminds me of climbing Mount McKinley. You can’t just wake up one morning and decide to climb the mountain; you train arduously for the feat. So it is with pursuing God; it’s a lifelong, purposeful pursuit full of magnificent adventures, dangers, joys, peaks, valleys, and even encounters.
In Revelation 5, John sees the door open in heaven, someone sitting on a throne. He’s immediately invited to “come up here.” God wants to be known and visited!
We were all created with a spirit that longs to be fascinated, and to me this is a great part of being a Christian! When we find the pleasure of knowing God, nothing else compares, not even summiting that highest peak in North America. We can try to find fascination in money, relationships, busyness, but only by looking through that open door to see the glory of the One seated on the throne will our hearts finally be satisfied.
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Even when you feel exhausted and at the base of a mountain you have to climb, keep looking up to the Lord. He will sustain you. The door is open and is He saying, “Come on up!”Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.