Monday, October 22, 2012

Thought of the Day !!

Let heaven fill your thoughts.  Do not think only about things down here on earth.  For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.
                                                              Colossians 3:2-3 (NLT)

Wow.  Let heaven fill our thoughts.  What does that mean?  

I think it means that instead of focusing on what we can accomplish here on earth, we should focus on what we can accomplish in heaven.  Or as Jesus put it, we should focus on the treasures we can store up in heaven instead of here in this world.  I'm also led to think about the Lord's Prayer where we pray "Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."  When we focus on God's will for His kingdom and how we may be of help to Him in bringing it about, our thoughts are filled with heaven.

Of course letting heaven fill our thoughts is not only about thinking how we can do the work of Christ in God's kingdom.  It's also asking for and allowing God to fill them with things such as goodness and peace and assurance.  I think that when we let heaven fill our thoughts, we think more about the good things that are happening and that can happen in God's name.  We think about how blessed we are instead of how much we've had to struggle.  We think about how happy we can be even when we don't have all the worldly possessions we desire. 

So let heaven fill your thoughts this day...this week...this lifetime.  And allow Jesus to fill your soul. 

In the love of Christ,


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