Heaven On My Mind

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Colossians 3:2
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

O-bservation:

St. Paul spent the entirety of this chapter impressing upon the lives of believers everywhere to break free from the chains of their past and live like people who have found freedom in Jesus. One of the ways he promoted this was by directing us to release our minds from this temporary place known as earth and to begin thinking and living as one who has, “Heaven On My Mind.”

A-pplication:

Certainly, nothing is more difficult for any of us than to release our constant thought life from this present earth and way of living. Every day, the continual thinking has to do with: What am I going to say to my children? How am I going to make it financially? Where am I going with my future business plans? Are my plans going to fail? Do I have a proper strategy to finish my plans? Will our marriage weather the storms? Is my health failing? All of these questions are concerned with this temporary place called earth. Here the Apostle directs us to set our thought life on things above (Heaven) and not on earthly things! Yet as has already been mentioned, the earth is what we think we know. If, however, we continue in devotion to the Lord through prayer and scripture consumption, in time, our affections move from HERE to THERE. As you finish this short devo this AM, pray the prayer me, “Oh, Lord, I desire Heaven On My Mind!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM, I will repeat it, I desire, “Heaven On My Mind!” Amen  
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MOUs

S. O. A. P.

Here's your 90 second AM devotional!

S-cripture:

1 Corinthians 6:7 The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?

O-bservation:

The Apostle Paul was mystified to think that one Believer was taking another Believer to court in the courtrooms of the ungodly. He couldn't believe that "Followers of Jesus" in the church at Corinth couldn't work it out among themselves. He was so appalled that he asked the question ... "Why not just be wronged by your brother as opposed to unbelievers watching brothers and sisters in Christ sue each other?”

A-pplication:

This kind of thing appears rampant in the Body of Christ. When we, as "Followers of Jesus," find it difficult to identify and rally together for a common cause, we end up turning on each other. MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding) are quite normal in the Body of Christ today. They are probably a good idea, since the spiritual state in which we are living is so weak. An MOU is a formal agreement between two parties so they can actually trust one other. But it appears the MOU is the first sign that, as Paul stated, We Have Already Been Defeated. When we need protection from our own brothers in Christ, perhaps it would be better to ... "Just Be Wronged Instead."

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I come to You this AM with a heavy heart. I ask that You would begin the process to bring about whatever it takes for the return of "Real Trust" among Believers. We Believers really do want people to know JESUS! Amen
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