Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will keep thy statutes.
146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
147 I prevented the dawning of the morning and cried: I hoped in thy word.
148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate on thy word. —Psalm 119:145-148
To be heavenly-minded, in the true and scriptural sense, is to carry our holy Christianity into every department of life, and with it to elevate and hallow every relation and engagement. There is no position in which the providence of God places His saints, for which the grace of Jesus is not all-sufficient if sincerely and earnestly sought. Nor is there any sphere, however humble, or calling, however, mean, to which the life of Jesus in the soul may not impart dignity, luster, and sacredness. Christianity, through all grades, and classes, and occupations is capable of diffusing a divine, hallowing, and ennobling influence, transforming and sanctifying all that it touches. Blessed and holy are they who know it from personal and heartfelt experience. This act must be a personal experience with your God.
But “if we are risen with Christ,” what is it to seek those things which are above, and to set our affections, not on things on the earth? In other words, what is true heavenly-mindedness? It involves the habitual and close converse with God. The life of the soul can only be sustained by constant and ceaseless emanations from the life of God. There must be a perpetual stream of existence flowing into it from the “Fountain of Life”…
As the total absence of the breath of prayer marks the soul “dead in trespasses and sins,” so the warning of the spirit of prayer in the quickened soul as surely defines a state in which all that is spiritual within is “ready to die.” Let nothing, then, rob you of this precious means of advancing your heavenly-mindedness—nothing can be its substitute.
Therefore, it behooves us to make the connection with our Heavenly Father and this can only be done through prayer and fasting. There must be some alone time with Him in some quiet place. May we find that solitude today and safeguard our devotion to Him.