We are called to bring heaven to life. None have attained to the true standard of life who do not live heavenly. Blessed are they that discover so. It is God’s ideal life for man. In His sermon on the Mount, Jesus said “Not everyone that says unto me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Nothing but doing the will of God will truly give man a taste of heaven, and whosoever does His will lives heavenly. The kingdom of heaven is within you. To enter your life into experiencing it we are to walk it out in the earth where we live out our everyday life.
In teaching His disciples how to pray, Jesus said, “After this manner therefore are you to pray; “ Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” When the will of God is done in earth as it is in heaven, then earth becomes counterpart of heaven.
Wherever you see anyone doing the will of God, there you will most certainly behold a heavenly life.
If you will carefully and prayerfully seek God with His Word as your roadmap for what you passionately love investing your life into you will discover how to know the will of God and walk it out.
There is a precious secret in knowing the will of God. It has been said that “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him.” And again, “His secret is with the righteous.” Yes, it is given to us to know the will of God and the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. There is a close fellowship between Christ Jesus and His trusting child. There is a most intimate and blessed communion.
Jesus came to earth. ” The night in which He was born, an angel announced, “I bring you good tidings of great joy.”* Then immediately, a multitude of the heavenly host shouted, “On earth peace, good will toward men.
The bringing of great joy to man was God’s good will to man. Grace means favor, but such favor as brings gladness to the heart of man. This grace that brings joy to the life of man teaches him of a life that corresponds with joy. Joy is found only in heavenly living. In no other plane of life will man find joy.
What do I live for? To have my life be instrumental in helping bringing heaven to earth; in practicality serving from the Love of God in my heart through my daily life doing what I passionately love. I pour back out from what He pours in. Whosoever drinks of the water that Jesus pours into them will never thirst. Out of the belly then flow rivers of living water. This waters the hearts and lives of those who God wants to touch through me. Their thirst is then quenched when they are met through Him working through the unfolding process of my walking out the story God has written for me. It is what is termed a “triple win”. I win, those I serve win and the Will of God wins; a quote from William Winship of PORTACLE, someone I collaborate with.
Do you see how simple it is to live out the story God has written for you to walk out? And in so doing you can live in fullness of joy and this is living on purpose and absolutely fulfilled.