Nuggets from "Whatever Happened to Heaven?" by Dave Hunt
Are there things we want to accomplish, places we want to go, even victories we want to “win for God’’ that are more important to us than being caught up by our Lord into His eternal presence? It is the attitude of our hearts that counts. “If in this life only we have hope in Christ,’’ declared Paul, “we are of all men most miserable’’ (1 Corinthians:15:19). The joyful Christian has put his hope in heaven. He is not living for this world and makes sacrifices in this life to please his Lord and to be assured of hearing His “well done’’ in heaven. The Bible is full of examples of those who, in order to please God, turned their backs on earthly rewards and honors. They will rejoice through eternity for that decision .