On earth as it is in heaven (OF5)

This phrase ties in very closely to the two prior phrases I talked about above: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.” Wouldn’t it be nice if it was heaven on earth, if people treated each other with respect, if people were honest? Even if people just took the 10 commandments seriously and didn’t do anything more than that, what a different world we would live in!

Recently, I had a car tire that was losing air, so I had to take it and have it checked. From the initial phone call, the in-person service, the attendants were kind and respectful. Some even wore a smile and acted like they enjoyed their jobs. I about didn’t know how to act (just kidding, of course). It was such a nice change. I felt so much less stressed. It was great customer service that felt like a tiny piece of heaven.

Where have you experienced a touch of heaven?

  • Did someone let you cut in front of them rather than blow a horn or be rude?
  • Did someone hold a door open for you rather than slam it in your face?
  • Did someone offer a smile, a thank you, or a word of encouragement?

Please share with us a short example of your touch of heaven (in 5 sentences or less). Please remember this is a Christian blog, and so please share accordingly.

Copyright © 2015 by Theresa M. Williams

Thy kingdom come (OF3)

God’s kingdom coming, what does that mean? I think we’re better able to tell when it’s not coming than when it is, at least lately. There’s so much violence and un-godlike behavior. We do things as a society that don’t bring His kingdom to earth, like taking the 10 commandments out of schools, the workplace, and the courtrooms. Some segments of society think of them as the 10 suggestions, and they are not. We preach ‘tolerance’ for sinful lifestyles in the name of political correctness. We don’t dare call something a sin! If we do these things, how can His kingdom come?

We might ask ourselves what we are doing to bring about His kingdom here on earth. Do we have a good attitude? Are we kind or are we inconsiderate? Are we polite or rude? Are we respectful or not? What behavior of ours do we need to change in order for people to see God in us? Change begins with us, and God is there to help us every step of the way. May His kingdom come.

Copyright © 2015 by Theresa M. Williams