Traditionally heaven is “up there”; God is “up there”. While this is not true geographically, there is psychological and spiritual truth in this.
When we ‘look up’ we raise our spirits; when we are cast down, we are ‘down’. When our heads droop it is often from weariness or fatigue or even pain; it can be from self-dislike, or fear of what is around, it may be that we don’t feel worth it, or worthy to be where we are.
Let us look up today and learn to turn our face upwards, like this sun-flower getting energy from the sun, and looking radiant.
- Lift your heads – reflect on these truths
- You are loved by God
- You are a child of God
- Nothing can separate us from his love in Christ Jesus
- You are made in God’s image, fearfully and wonderfully made
- God knows you through and through and God thinks you are wonderful and worth dying for
- Lift your heads – and notice your breathing.
Breathe in deeply – asking God to fill you
Breathe out, letting your life rest in God’s light –
repeat this a few times, but make sure you have your head high.
- As you reflect on these truths, turn them into Thank you’s – Repeat Twice Daily
Thank you Lord that I am loved; Thank you God that I am your child;
Thank you God that I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Thank you Jesus that I am worth so much to you.
How much time do you spend facing up – breathing in – bathing in God’s light and love. How can you make time for this each day – absorbing the love of God like rays from the sun, thanking God for all we have, all He is, for those promises of peace and God’s presence for now, of forgiveness and assurance and hope.
Like the sunflower or the solar battery, if we do not look to the light we will not receive God’s energy. If our spiritual life is spluttering, maybe the battery needs some charge. Face Up rest in God, bathe in God and receive his strength, renew your strength, know you are loved and precious.
Psalm 34: 5 Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.
Psalm 36: 9 – For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.