16 After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” (Matthew 3:16-17)
The dove in the above verse represents the Holy Spirit, or the Spirit of God. When that Dove descended over Jesus the heavens were opened to Him. This is a great representation of what happens when you give your life to the Lord. The heavens will be opened to you. Just like Jesus, when you accept the Lord as your savior you become a child of the most high God.
12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12)
The book of Mark chapter 1 verse 10 gives a more dramatic depiction of what happened at Jesus’ baptism. It states that the heavens were splitting apart. God so desperately wants you inherit what He has created for you. He wants you to have it so badly that the seams of heaven are almost bursting with great anticipation that when you take the Lord as you savior the heavens finally give way and split apart in dramatic fashion! God wants the glory of heaven to rain down on you and to flood your life.
Look what God said when the heavens split apart and the dove came down onto Jesus. He said “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.” He says the same thing about you! When you gave your life to the Lord, He called you His dearly beloved child and He most certainly takes great joy in you.
17 “I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me (Proverbs 8:17)
Have you split heaven apart and let Gods love and inheritance pour out onto your life? Have you given Him the go ahead to stop holding back what He so eagerly wants to give you? Are you living under the dove shadow….
Verse of the day:
26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26)
Challenge of the day:
Today I challenge you to think about what it means to have heaven opened to you. What does it promise you and how should you react to being a child of God. What has heaven already poured out on your life and what is to come for those who live under the dove shadow.?