We don’t need to wait to die until we can begin to experience Heaven here upon the earth. For the very mention of the name of Jesus has the power to transform the atmosphere. When you describe Jesus, you think about Jesus. And it is the thought of Jesus that is the awareness of God.
Such awareness is a key to a fulfilled Christian life. If we can be mindful of Him – from moment to moment – our every second can be Heavenly. Your every hour can be filled with the sense of His nearness.
“I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!” - Psalm 139:7
I first began to apply the power of this awareness in my personal relationship with the Lord when I was 11 years old. Prayer became more simple. Instead of begging God to hear me, I simply accepted that He already did. Since then, I have also learned to apply this reality in my times of ministry.
When I begin to describe Jesus or retell a Bible story, a spiritual picture is being painted by the Holy Spirit. He takes the Word and makes it flesh. He takes truth and makes is apparent in our reality.
Jesus is the Word (John 1:1;14).
“…but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season…” - Psalm 1:2-3
When we meditate upon the Word, with revelation by the Holy Spirit, we experience Jesus.
This is why, when I talk about Jesus the Healer, people get healed. When I talk about Jesus the Savior, people get saved. And so on.
Focus on Him today. Let your mind be filled with His Word.
He is real. He is near. He is here with you, right now. His eyes are fixed upon you. He can hear your every whisper, your very thoughts. Talk to Him. Call upon His name. Experience His presence in this moment now.
Lift your hands and say, “Jesus”.