A Taste Of Heaven On Earth
“But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” --- Matthew 6:33

People who seek to have a relationship with Jesus Christ are sometimes confused about whether or not they are wrong to want some of the material things they desire in life. They think it is alright, but they may feel guilty when they think about people who are experiencing difficult and desperate times. They feel guilty when blessings come their way, when they have joy in their hearts...when they experience beauty and peace in their lives. Quite honestly, I used to have the same feeling, and I admit that every now and then it tries to creep up in my spirit as I consider all the trials and tribulations that are taking place in this world. But then I remind myself of Who is in charge and Whose will shall be done in my life. I know that there is a greater purpose to what is taking place within humanity, and each person under God's watch goes through different purposed seasons. Being servants of God and of mankind, we have the responsibility to listen to the Holy Spirit lead us in helping others. But we also have the right to rejoice and honor God with our gratitude for the taste of Heaven He brings to our lives. In our Father's prayer we say, "...your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven" Matthew (6:10). We can know that the goodness we enjoy now is only a taste of what we will experience on a grander scale when we go to Heaven - and not just us - but all of God's children. So don’t condemn yourself because you can have and enjoy some things in your life. With humility and gratitude, thank God for them and imagine how wonderful it is going to be when all of His children will be able to do the same!