Monday, August 29, 2011

Art of Living #32

Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #32 : "Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth." (Col 3:2).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : A couple of days ago I was flying in a airplane to attend the marriage of one of my cousin. I was very excited about the whole event because it was the marriage of the only son of my uncle who chose to live for the Lord in a place in North India, where few people dare to go as a missionary for the Lord. As it was a family reunion of all relatives, I enjoyed it greatly. Few men of God who were a great examples to me personally in my life also came to attend the joyous event. While I was in the airport, we were busy to go through a security check-in, tagging our baggages, having some cofee and waiting for the air-plane. All these are good things but are so earthly that until we get in to the plane and are ready for a take off, we will not reach the destination we are supposed to go.

So we entered a plane and were ready for a take off. I opened the window lock and was sure enough ready and excited, wanting to see our city from a vantage bird-eye view. Once we were in to the sky, all the big things of earth that we consider as so valuable were just like a toy from that heavenly view point. All the land that people try to buy on earth, toiling their whole life day in and day out seemed meaningless when there is a vast amount of land left unused. The Benz Car which people dream to have their whole life, looked so small that I was not even noticing it. Suddenly as we began to climb to that higher and higher altitude, we could see all the clouds and the beauty of the heavenly creations that thrilled my heart. Just at that time I thought that we could see the heavenly things only as we choose to open the window and start to look out of the airplane. What if some one who gets in to the flight doesn't choose to open the window and just start to sleep the moment they get in to the airplane. They will not be able to see anything in the heavens and will continue to sleep with the earthly mind set of worries that they had when they were inside the airport.

The same thing happens often in the life of Christians who have got in to the spiritual airplane of salvation that leads them to the heavenly destination. Once they get saved they start to slumber without opening the windows of their mind to heavenly things and realities. They miss the whole heavenly picture and viewpoint that could set them free from earthly worries. Instead of setting their mind on things of heaven, they allow themselves to be earthly and miserable. So we need to make a good choice daily to see our life from the heavenly view point of the mind of Christ which we have inside us (1 Cor 2:16). We could enjoy the things of heaven if we choose to open up the windows of our mind by faith to see the heavenly things which lies outside of the place of our natural and soulish comfort zone. IF WE CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON THE THINGS OF HEAVEN WHERE CHRIST IS SEATED, GOD WILL CHOOSE TO REVEAL HIS POWER AND GLORY TO US AND THROUGH US. So the next time you are worried, choose to set you mind on the things of heaven by renewing your mind with what the word of God says about your situation. Suddenly you will realise that the things of heaven only matters for eternity ahead. Where your treasure is, that is where your heart will be. When you mind is set on heaven, the way you see the earth will be like heaven on earth.

mUCH bLESSinGS....

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