Spiritual Blog - Looking Up

John 14:1-6 – “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.  2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.  4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”  5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  NKJV


There is so much disappointment, despondency, despair, and desperation in this world today that it is often difficult to keep an upbeat attitude but this passage is how I accomplish it.  I’m looking up in a world that is looking down!  I take the words of Jesus seriously and apply them regularly and daily to my own personal life and they produce the desired result.  Do I ever get discouraged?  Of course, I do.  Do I ever fall short?  Of course, I do, but when I do I “look up” and my heart is “lifted up” and I soar like an eagle in the Spirit.

IF I believe in God and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ then I am able to believe in His promise of a better place eternally.  I don’t know if there are mansions or rooms as some have interpreted this passage and don’t care.  I know that even if it were a cot in the corner of a dormitory Heaven is going to be incredible and that in that land that is brighter than day there will be no more sorrow, sadness, sickness, or pain!  No more devils to fight, no more politics to concern ourselves with, no more economic woes only peace and joy FOREVER!

I believe in the promise that Jesus is preparing and has prepared a place for us and that He is coming back for us so that we can be with Him FOREVER!  I know that the way to that land and life is through Him by way of the Cross through repentance.

1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  NKJV

I believe that, have done that and received His mercy and grace.  I have experienced the NEW BIRTH  and I am a child of the Most High God through the Blood of Jesus Christ shed for the remission of my sins.  My name is in the Book of Life and there is a better day waiting when I pass beyond this veil we call life into that eternal state FOREVER with our Lord.

Some have asked me how I maintain my confidence in these times and I always tell them that I’m looking up in a world looking down!  I keep my eyes on the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus and my eyes on Him!  That keeps me looking up and lifted up in my spirit and keeps joy abounding in my heart.

So as you go through this day do so knowing that Jesus always keeps His word!  Look up in a world looking down!  May God bless you richly is my prayer!

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