Do Your Bones Burn For Heaven?

Do your bones burn for heaven?

Does your soul long for the encounter with the Father? From the depths, is your soul crying out for the fullness of his presence? 

What if we become discontent with the normal, safe or status quo? In Matthew 6:10, Jesus prayed a prayer of “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth AS IT ISin heaven” (emphasis mine). What if our hearts’ longing is for heaven to come to earth rather than for us to go to heaven? 

Over the last few years, my heart’s longings have changed. I do not long for a distant kingdom. Instead, I desire to see that kingdom established on earth. It has grown from an uncomfortable discontentment to a painful ache I cannot avoid. I find that I am consumed with pursuing the God I read about in the Scriptures. I don’t want to just read the stories. I want to be a part of heaven coming to earth. I want to see and experience the fullness of the gospel. 

Do your bones burn for heaven?

 

A Prayer


You are a supernatural God and I want to walk in the supernatural now. I don’t want to walk in the natural and miss your supernatural presence. God, help me walk so closely with you that I catch glimpses of heaven on earth. I don’t want to be surprised by heaven. I don’t want to get to heaven and be surprised its culture. May heaven be familiar because I’ve caught glimpses of it on earth. Jesus, your prayer was, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Would you allow this generation to see heavenon earth? Would you give us a taste of heavennow? Would you give us a longing for heavento come? 

Father, make my bones burn for heaven on earth.

 

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9b-10, emphasis mine). 

“He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But youwill receive powerwhen the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:7-8, emphasis mine).

About the Author

Rev. Zach Coffin has been pastoring since he was 19 years old. He has served as children’s pastor, youth pastor, and next gen pastor at various sized churches across the country. Currently, Zach is the Director of Next Generation Multiplication and Discipleship for The Wesleyan Church World Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN. His heart longs to see the world experience a Revelation 7:9-10 Revival through the release of the Holy Spirit. Zach and his wife Becca love praying over people. They have been married for 11 years and have two young daughters Annalee and Iyla. Connect with Zach on social media @zcoffin or at zachcoffin.com

 

 

 

Zach Coffin