HEAVEN ON MY MIND…

Published on October 6, 2011 by in Devotionals, Testimonies

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I woke up this morning with HEAVEN ON MY MIND.  I woke up FAR REMOVED FROM REALITY.  I woke up with such A PEACE, such A PERFECT PEACE.  I woke up with A CERTAINTY that one day THIS TOO SHALL ALL PASS.  I woke up with such A POWERFUL ANOINTING comforting me and such AN ASSURANCE that GOD IS PLEASED WITH ME.  

So much to face, so much to encounter, so much to DO before I meet my Maker.  Sometimes I ask Him if I am DOING things HIS WAY.  I hear what others have to say but what do YOU have to say Lord?  Would You like for me to do this? Say this?  And then sometimes I am so startled at what HE DESIRES me to say or do but IN OBEDIENCE I FOLLOW through.  Of all the things I long to hear from anyone, I long more to hear from my Lord and Savior – WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.  So, on I go to BE all He has PURPOSED me to be.  He never promised “easy street” for me but He did promise to stay with me no matter what.  

It is because I KEEP HEAVEN ON MY MIND that I am ABLE TO ENDURE the things of this world.  It is because HE ORDERS MY STEPS that I am able to STAND when others are challenging me and when problems arise and solutions seem so far away.  I always try to remember that JESUS IS THE ANSWER and because I “CHOOSE” TO LIVE HIM everything will eventually be alright.  I know that GOD has A PURPOSE AND A PLAN for my life and only HE knows what that is, so MY ONLY CHOICE at this point in my life is to CONTINUE because there is NO STAGNATION IN HIM…You see, TIME BELONGS TO HIM and I don’t plan to waste it.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”  (Jeremiah 29:11)

By KEEPING HEAVEN ON MY MIND, I am always STRIVING to please my Father in heaven.  He has CHARGED ME to tell sinners about HIS GIFT OF SALVATION and to CALL THEM TO REPENTANCE, to let the world know that He came that we might be SAVED and SHARE in all He has already PROMISED and prepared for us.  I also like to tell His children that everything will happen IN HIS TIME, that we can’t hurry God no matter how hard we try. 

“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”  (II Peter 3:9)

This small amount of time living in these earthly bodies is TEMPORARY, there is LIFE EVERLASTING WITH JESUS awaiting us. One day our spirits that have taken up residence in these ole bodies will leave and be with the LORD.  So, what if there’s a pain here and an ache there?  What if you can’t satisfy man?  Don’t even try anymore.  What if they “appear” to be more knowledgeable than you?  Don’t be fooled.  WATCH THE WALK and you’ll know IF they KNOW JESUS and how much they TRULY LOVE HIM.  So stop pouting and feeling sorry for yourself.  GET SERIOUS about JESUS and  GET HEAVEN ON YOUR MIND… then continue this journey.  Don’t live in bondage when YOU HAVE BEEN MADE FREE!  Spread your wings and FLY!!!  Regain your focus and your strength and continue…

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”  (Isaiah 40:31)

As I wait upon Him, I am able to ENJOY THE BENEFITS He has already given unto us.  As I wait upon Him, I am able to see His movement in and through my life.  He allows me to visit Him in THE SECRET PLACE where HE ASSURES ME that He’s still with me.  I am very seldom DISTRACTED by those who “think” their presence in my life is essential because I know that as long as I keep JESUS on my mind and walk in OBEDIENCE TO HIM that He’s going to continue to have FAVOR on my life.  You see, we have to KNOW WHO WE ARE AND WHOSE WE ARE.  We have to BE DETERMINED TO FOLLOW AFTER HIM and to reach for STRENGTH by reaching for HIM.  His JOY … His JOY is what keeps HIS PEOPLE going for it is our Strength.  You have to SEE YOURSELF as FRUITFUL ONLY IN HIM as you follow closely in His footsteps.

Get HEAVEN, get JESUS on your mind and watch and see what happens.  Oh you can walk THROUGH the fires of life.  You can make it.  I know you can.  Don’t re-adjust your life, just RE-ADJUST YOUR FOCUS.  Life will take care of itself IF you’re listening to the SPIRIT OF GOD.

Just wanted to give unto you on this day a little tidbit of why I don’t allow people to determine my path, it’s already DETERMINED.  Ask GOD to DELIVER YOU FROM PEOPLE and He will.  Ask GOD to STRENGTHEN YOU in areas where you are weak.  Ask GOD to SET YOUR SIGHT ON HIM and He will.  I told you once before, it’s easier to PLEASE HIM than man, so stop putting so much “stock” into what man thinks and start living SPIRITUAL. 

There’s a little song out right now that goes … “YOU’RE NOT A NATURAL BEING HAVING A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE, BUT YOU’RE A SPIRITUAL BEING LIVING THIS NATURAL EXPERIENCE”….

Believe that and walk in it …. EXPERIENCE GOD IN A BRAND NEW WAY!

Love to you all,

Pastor Catherine

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