Wednesday, March 2, 2011
STAY HEAVEN MINDED...
It gave me a whole new perspective on Heaven, causing me to become Heaven Minded. We get so caught up in this ole world, even to the point of dreading dying and leaving this place. I look around at all the bad stuff going on and think WHY do I want to hang around this? I believe God had a reason for me reading those two books last week, with the same theme. I learned so much. One thing, I have been going through some things that have had me troubled. I have the tendency to get myself in a fix. Don’t you act like you don’t know what I am talking about, you do it too!! I learn so much from these “schools” of life. Learning and then thinking Wow! I don’t want to go back and take that class over.
Just yesterday morning, I ask Holy Spirit to show me how to get my mind off these things that were controlling my mind and were bothering me. It seems each day my mind was thinking about it, sometimes without realizing it. A verse popped in my mind, right after my request. Now get this picture. Years ago my husband as a young eager Youth Pastor, would have the boys and me to sit around the kitchen table every morning before they went to school and work on memorizing Bible verses. I would think, please give us a break as his eagerness kept us at the grind, studying. Well yesterday, some 40 years later, it paid off. Little did I know, that one of those verses in my memory bank would save my mind from going in a wrong direction, causing me to be moved off the truth. Holy Spirit had something to work with giving me the verse that would apply to my present situation; it was there all the time. This is the verse, Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on things above and not on things on this earth”. That’s it, I began to think, this has to be the way to live in a “not worried” state. When we think Heaven Minded we allow Him to work things out. It was then I thought, there is no mistake I read those two books on Heaven. They paved the way for God to show me the answer to setting my mind. After I sat thinking out these things, I checked my email and I got another message from God. It was like He wanted to reinforce what He had said before. I love it when this happens; in my mail was the Gateway verse of the day. This verse was so timely, Psalm 73:25-26 “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Hope my story of yesterday’s event helps someone today. I look forward to Heaven one day and in the meantime I will have Heaven here Being Heaven Minded even though things around us are going crazy…we can do it ….He said so….