I have a hard time believing simple truths sometimes. I have a hard time trusting things that I should be able to trust. And sometimes I'll put my trust in things that I really shouldn't.
I ESPECIALLY have a hard time believing this one particular part in scripture (the very book that IS Truth) that says, "on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10). If it's in the Bible it should be the easiest thing to trust—so why is it so hard to believe? I think because knowledge doesn't equate belief. I could present all the evidence in the world and it still wouldn't change a mind set on his or her beliefs. And that's because the relationship between trust and belief are really a matter of the heart.
If it's supposed to be "on earth as it is in heaven" than why doesn't it seem like it? When I think of heaven I think of perfect peace, perfect community, perfect stability, perfect health, perfect love. If that's what heaven is, why isn't that the case in our lives?
I think it's because we haven't gotten to the true meaning of the scripture. The verse never said heaven was on earth; it said "on earth as it is IN heaven." The verse is about bringing the reality of heaven down TO earth—and that is only possible by knowing that paradise is not found in this world. In fact, your heaven, your satisfaction, your fulfillment, your joy, your happiness, whatever it may be, is seated at the right hand of the thrown of God (Acts 7:55-56). The only one that can fulfill the longing you have, and the satisfaction you desire, is Jesus Christ. And the way you get that Heaven on this Earth is to know that your fulfillment is found first in Him before it comes down here. So if you truly want to experience joy on earth, first find the One that is the very essence of the word. And I have good news for you, He wants you more than you can even imagine. Invite Him in my friends. I promise it's worth it! 💖 #SpiritInsight
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