modern conveniences. Speaking of power, I came across an “ironic” thought today from John Owen. He wrote, “As we cannot subsist one moment in our beings, lives, souls, bodies, the inward or outward man, without the continual actings of divine power in us, and towards us; so in the glorified state our all shall depend eternally on divine power and goodness, communicating themselves to us, for all the ends of our blessed subsistence in heaven.”
In other words, heaven is not the beginning of the end of our
dependence on God. We do not become self-sufficient gods as we enter His presence. We now and forever will have to agree with the apostle Paul: “In him we live and move and have our being… (Acts 17:28).” In another place, Paul wrote, “yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist… (1 Corinthians 8:6). We were created by, for Him, and to enjoy Him forever. Now this is a true power source I can delight in.