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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Not Even Disney World Can Keep Us Happy!

Colossians 3:1&2 says “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.”

Happiness – we all seek after it – we all have tastes of it through out life – but not even Disney World can keep us happy all day long. Long lines, spilled juice, or rain can all potentially spoil the perfect day. We will not experience unspoiled, perfect happiness until we step onto heaven’s shore.

We are commanded to set our hearts and minds on things above – that is heaven. I believe God gives us this command because it is not natural to think this way. I would venture to say that we are regularly disobedient to this command.

Do you ever watch those commercials for the beach resorts and think I wish I were there right now? Ohio winters can do that to you! I can easily close my eyes and picture myself on a beach in the tropics. Try obeying Colossians 3 for just one minute right there in front of your computer. Sit and picture heaven... Now – take the command a step further – let it change your thinking for the next hour…the next day… the next week. Now set your heart and mind on things above permanently!

C.S. Lewis said “If you read history, you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were those who thought most of the next.”

God’s word says, “Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.” Does it change your perspective on that problem you are facing, the trial you are in, the hopelessness you feel today, the anger that is deep down, or your plans for the future?

I am praying for you today - to let your mind soar and your heart be filled with glee as you meditate on this truth!

Walk with the King!



Blogger Elizabeth said...

Wonderful thoughts this morning! It sure does change your perspective when you think about the next world instead of this one! This one just can't compare anyways!

August 6, 2009 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Van Straaten Family said...

Courtney I just discovered your blog 2 days ago, and you have been such a blessing to me. We've just moved 2 months ago and I have not had a lot of time to meditate and think through things. Your blog has just been such an encouragement to my heart. Thank you, thank you!!! I praise God for your giftedness!

Well Disneyland is my favorite place in California. This was such a great reminder. Thank you so much!

August 6, 2009 at 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This really challenged me today.

I'm going to Walt Disney World next week. To me there is no happier, more fun place on Earth. I have always told my husband, "Heaven will be just like Disney, without lines!"

Thank you for this reminder.

December 3, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

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