Friday, June 10, 2011

Above the Clouds

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where
Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on
earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When
Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4 we go...I will be up in a plane in just a little while...really high up...I'm traveling to see
my son Mike who relocated to Savannah.

Inevitably, I will begin to think about how small everything below me is. It's not the first time
that this thought has come to me. There is a peaceful feeling just to look at the clouds and at
times it feels like we are standing still.

Looking through the window...trying to see below...everything becomes smaller and smaller
until you can't see anything except for the peaceful, fluffy, marshmellow-like clouds. It's like
the reality of life fades away and I am lifted up from what's below to what's above. It's not that I have forgotten my life below, but its a different perspective. I love my life...I love what God is doing with this clay. God has given us life and wants us to enjoy it; I love all that the Lord is teaching me, the constant dependency on Him....really...I can't do a thing without God...not even breath.

So here we are....climbing higher and higher. I'm reminded .....It's like when you begin to worship the Lord....we may enter discouraged, maybe our hearts are heavy, we come into the House of God and when the saints begin to lift his Name high...when the people of God begin to call on his Name and praise the One who Sits on the Throne, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, when the Beloved start to exalt the King who is forever making intercession for His people....WOW...something happens...the things of earth grow strangely dim...even the "issues" of life. We find ourselves enjoying the marvelous presence of the Lord....He comes to rest in the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3) and we in Him. It's not that the troubles of life have disappeared but its like when the altitude of the plane rises, now we can also ride above...above the clouds like the plane, higher than the issues that at time can rob us of the Presence of the Lord. We must fix our eyes on Jesus the perfecter of
our faith (Hebrews 12: 2). We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18 ) So...yes...I set my mind on things above...... Oh..I forgot to tell you...I don't like flying :(  I get motion sickness....

God bless you!~Liz


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