Intoxicated by Heaven

I’m trying hard to breathe the air of heaven, it sure feels good.  That picture from Sunday has really stuck with me.  I remember hearing as a kid the phrase, “he’s so heavenly minded that he’s of no earthly good”, but that just doesn’t seem to make much sense to me.  If I’m intoxicated by the glory-of-God air of heaven, I will bring such focused worship with my life here on earth.  It seems to me that someone who is of no earthly good, hasn’t tasted heaven and doesn’t get his purpose for worship here on earth.  I know I only scratched the surface of this issue on Sunday, and so many other passages could have been included … many of which you all passed on to me (thanks!)  

Passages like Romans 8:18 – “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed in us.”  There it is again that “comparison” word.  Oh how we need God to give us the grace to quit trying to compare God and His glory to anything earth has to offer!

Passages like Philippians 3:14 – “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  HE’S the goal, HE’S the prize … we get God.  The streets of gold and the mansions of heaven mean little when we worship the God of the universe in plain sight!  WOW!

Passages like Colossians 3:1-4 – “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on the earth.  For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.”  It’s all there … seeking heaven while living in the reality of earth.  The anticipation of viewing the weight of His glory, during this wait of glory, for your weight of glory beyond compare!

Breathe in the air of heaven, and breathe it out here on earth for all to see!

Intoxicated by Heaven,

Pastor Mark