What will we do all day in heaven?

  1. i believe in heaven and believe god is love. what i'm not sure about is what do we do all day in heaven? i'm understanding that what is important to us here is not important to us in heaven. i love my computer and the internet, i love tv and dvd's, i love crafts. so what will i be doing all day in heaven? i love my family, present and past, more than anything on earth so it's a given to me that they will be in heaven...but what will we be doing? would love to have opinions.

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    christmas in holland:
    in mid-november dutch television broadcasts the official arrival of st. nicholaas and his helper black piet live. coming by steamer from spain, each year they dock in the harbor of a different city or village. wearing a traditional bishop's robes, sinterklaas rides into town on a white horse to be greeted by the mayor. in the weeks before st. nicholaas day, december 5th, sinterklaas goes around the country to determine if the children have behaved. he and his black piet helpers visit children in schools, hospitals, department stores, and even at home. the bakeries make speculaas, a molded spice cookie of the saint. during this time children put out their wooden shoes with wish-lists and a carrot or maybe a saucer of water, for the horse. when st. nicholaas comes by children find their initials made of chocolate, candy treats, and little gifts in their shoes.
    the dutch celebrate sinterklaas on december 5th with family parties which is when gifts are exchanged. the dutch feast of saint nicholaas is about giving, for "it is in giving that we receive." in holland there are two christmas days, december 25th and 26th. both are celebrated as a quiet holiday with family and friends.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Dec 8, '07
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    One would have to do some pretty indepth studying. But from what I have gleaned from the studying I have done over the years is that we truly DO have little comprehension and almost a childlike view of "heaven".
    It will be far, far more than "sitting on clouds playing harps".
    Instead, we will be "co-administrators" if you will, of all His undertakings, all His creations and projects... yes.. WORK.

    I could go on and on, but it is really quite fascinating, exciting, and NOT what we have all thought. There is much misunderstanding about heaven, to be sure.
  4. by   Blackcat99
    I'm going to read and rest all day and be surrounded by all my former feline family members.
  5. by   tnbutterfly
    Quote from jnette
    One would have to do some pretty indepth studying. But from what I have gleaned from the studying I have done over the years is that we truly DO have little comprehension and almost a childlike view of "heaven".
    It will be far, far more than "sitting on clouds playing harps".
    Instead, we will be "co-administrators" if you will, of all His undertakings, all His creations and projects... yes.. WORK.

    I could go on and on, but it is really quite fascinating, exciting, and NOT what we have all thought. There is much misunderstanding about heaven, to be sure.

    Yes it is far beyond anything we can imagine.

    1 Corinthians 13:12

    12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
  6. by   nightmare
    Maybe it's only a rest-stop and we stay there for a while then come back reincarnated(recycled!!)
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    From my understanding, it's about being in the presence of the Creator and thus enjoying perfect happiness forever. Works for me.
  8. by   DutchgirlRN
    i would like to think we would all be able to pick a job like being a guardian angel except it wouldn't feel like work in the traditional sense.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    christmas in holland:
    in mid-november dutch television broadcasts the official arrival of st. nicholaas and his helper black piet live. coming by steamer from spain, each year they dock in the harbor of a different city or village. wearing a traditional bishop's robes, sinterklaas rides into town on a white horse to be greeted by the mayor. in the weeks before st. nicholaas day, december 5th, sinterklaas goes around the country to determine if the children have behaved. he and his black piet helpers visit children in schools, hospitals, department stores, and even at home. the bakeries make speculaas, a molded spice cookie of the saint. during this time children put out their wooden shoes with wish-lists and a carrot or maybe a saucer of water, for the horse. when st. nicholaas comes by children find their initials made of chocolate, candy treats, and little gifts in their shoes.
    the dutch celebrate sinterklaas on december 5th with family parties which is when gifts are exchanged. the dutch feast of saint nicholas is about giving, for "it is in giving that we receive." in holland there are two christmas days, december 25th and 26th. both are celebrated as a quiet holiday with family and friends.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    Heaven is not a physical place.
    and imo, our afterlives have absolutely nothing to do w/anything physical or tangible.
    we can't view ourselves as humans, once we die.
    it's all about spiritual presence in a non-dimensional form.
    i know how deeply my spirit moves me, when talking to and receiving God's love.
    if this is any indication of what is to come, then i would think that Heaven is more of a way of life, rather than a place.
    we will not be sent anywhere...
    we will just be, in bliss, spreading the love through His natural Grace.

    leslie
  10. by   MrsWampthang
    Do you want what I really think Heaven will be like or what I would LIKE Heaven to be like? What I would LIKE Heaven to be like is to rest all day on warm comfy clouds while Chuck Norris and Tom Selleck bring me chocolate bon bons and rub my feet and neck! What I really believe is that we will spend the time worshiping the Creater with all the faithful who have gone before us. What will it be like to sit and talk to David, Moses or Mary? It boggles the mind.

    Pam
  11. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from earle58
    Heaven is not a physical place.
    and imo, our afterlives have absolutely nothing to do w/anything physical or tangible.
    we can't view ourselves as humans, once we die.
    it's all about spiritual presence in a non-dimensional form.
    i know how deeply my spirit moves me, when talking to and receiving God's love.
    if this is any indication of what is to come, then i would think that Heaven is more of a way of life, rather than a place.
    we will not be sent anywhere...
    we will just be, in bliss, spreading the love through His natural Grace.

    leslie
    Thanks leslie, that's so interesting and comforting. That's basically exactly what my husband said to me over breakfast this morning.
  12. by   loricatus
    There will not be any days or nights as we know it-infinity is timeless and Heaven is understood to be a state of being rather than a place. I think the concept of not having time is something beyond our grasp as humans; and, we will all just have to wait to find out.
  13. by   zuzi
    [quote=DutchgirlRN;2536210]I believe in Heaven and believe God is Love. [quote=DutchgirlRN;2536210]

    Me too, with all my heart! Probably I will do the same that I will do here and hopefully "the ugly one" never ever will be allowed to stay around or to enter in heaven....looooool! Sure that I will have the same program but may be my God will allow me to have a 48 hours in one day instead a 24 hours and put all my friends togheter, and to not be cold in my Heaven and to give us time by time one great nanny for all our children, to be able to go at Spa one time per week without become crazy with "what the children doing now?" loooooool. And may be a magic word to dress my DD in 5 minute without "I don't want to go to daycare today!" and a magic cup for me always full with warm coffe hazelnut vanilla double milk and one sugar, and a youtube who can guess my state of feelings just for me and choose in one monet the perfect song, and a granny who cook and teach me also how to cook....and a word to refill my cart with nonadesive dressings and colagen dressings, and a word to find in a minute the doctor when I need him, and another word to transfer the damn phones call (sorry Lord), ....and everything just in a second..... and to let me to travel in time and space..... that will be woanderfull.....

    So the Heaven is just like here.... may be a little bit speedy! LOOOOOOL

    Love you guys!
  14. by   Joe NightingMale
    The trumpet shall sound
    and the dead shall be raised
    and we shall be changed, incorruptible.
    "The Trumpet Shall Sound" The Messiah, GF Handel

    Well, being Handel it would be more like "And we shall be chaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaaa-aaaaaa-aanged, and we shall be changed"

    I agree with the others about it being unknown, and with Leslie about it being a state rather than a place.

    I also wonder...during the medieval age philosophers came up with the idea that God wasn't a being, but being itself...more of a verb than a noun. I wonder if that concept applies to heaven as well....

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