Heaven is a subject that has fascinated humanity throughout history, especially for those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. As Christians, we look forward to the day when we will be united with our Creator in a place of eternal peace and joy.
But what exactly will we do in heaven? How will we spend our time in this glorious, eternal home? This blog post aims to explore the various activities we may partake in when we finally reach heaven, based on the descriptions found in the Holy Bible, specifically the New King James Version (NKJV).
While the Bible provides some glimpses of what heaven will be like, it does not give us an exhaustive account of our activities there. However, the Scriptures do paint a beautiful picture of the eternal bliss and contentment we can expect in God’s presence.
In the following sections, we will explore some of the most common themes and ideas presented in the Bible about what we will do in heaven.
Worship and Praise God
Perhaps the most significant activity we will engage in while in heaven is the worship and praise of God. The Bible frequently depicts the heavenly host and the redeemed offering praise and worship to the Lord. In Revelation 4:8-11 (NKJV), we read:
“The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!’ Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: ‘You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.’”
This passage suggests that one of our primary activities in heaven will be to join the heavenly host in perpetual worship of God, acknowledging His worthiness, power, and glory.
Serve the Lord
Another essential aspect of our heavenly existence will be serving the Lord. In Revelation 7:15 (NKJV), John describes the great multitude of the redeemed as those who:
“…serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.”
This passage implies that we will have specific tasks and responsibilities in heaven, serving God in various ways. Though the Bible does not provide details about the nature of these tasks, we can be confident that they will be fulfilling and purposeful, allowing us to experience the joy of serving our Creator.
Fellowship with God and Others
Heaven will be a place of perfect fellowship and communion with God and with one another. In Revelation 21:3 (NKJV), John writes:
“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.'”
This verse highlights the intimate relationship we will have with God in heaven, as well as the deep connections we will share with fellow believers.
Our relationships will be free of the strife, jealousy, and discord that often mar our earthly interactions, allowing us to experience perfect unity and harmony with one another.
Enjoy the Beauty and Wonder of God’s Creation
Heaven will be a place of indescribable beauty and splendor, far surpassing anything we have experienced on earth. The apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV), writes:
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.'”
This passage suggests that the beauty and wonder of heaven are beyond our comprehension, and we will have the joy of exploring and enjoying God’s creation in ways we cannot currently fathom.
In Revelation 21:10-21 (NKJV), John provides a description of the New Jerusalem, which includes streets of gold, gates of pearl, and walls adorned with precious stones. This breathtaking city will be a testament to God’s glory and a place for us to enjoy and marvel at His handiwork.
Learn and Grow in Knowledge and Wisdom
Our time in heaven will not be static or monotonous, but rather an opportunity for continuous growth and development. While we will be free from sin and its consequences, we will still have the capacity to learn and grow in knowledge and wisdom. In Ephesians 2:7 (NKJV), Paul writes:
This verse suggests that God will continue to reveal more of His nature, character, and plans to us throughout eternity, allowing us to deepen our understanding and appreciation of His greatness and love.
In conclusion, the Bible paints a beautiful and multifaceted picture of our activities in heaven. We will worship and praise God, serve Him in various capacities, enjoy perfect fellowship with Him and others, marvel at the beauty and wonder of His creation, and continue to learn and grow in knowledge and wisdom.
As we live our lives on earth, let us fix our eyes on Jesus and the hope of heaven, striving to live in a manner that reflects the glory and majesty of our eternal destination.
May the hope of heaven inspire and encourage us as we journey through this life, seeking to love and serve our Lord Jesus Christ, until the day we are united with Him in our heavenly home. Amen.