One doesn’t need to go far before hearing about all the wars in Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq, and Ukraine, or the uncivil conflicts displayed in St. Louis, MO. It seems that there is constant unrest globally, bringing about the crescendo of His appearing. It is time, dear ones, to live our lives in such a way that those around us will see that Jesus is coming. That is why it is important to set our affections on things above!
What Exactly Does It Mean to “Set Our Affections on Things Above?”
This is a difficult concept for some to understand, because they have found themselves in constant battle, constant dispute, and constant conflict with life, family, friends and strangers alike. I see these sort of people every day in the marketplace, or as I am counseling. The answer is found in the Psalms;
“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37: 3-4) NIV
You see, there is no way to truly delight in the Lord without first trusting Him. What does it mean to delight?
According to Webster’s Dictionary: Delight means to possess a “high degree of gratification: joy; also: extreme satisfaction.”
Throughout my life I have had people say that there is definitely something different about me. I naturally am a very passionate person, so my affections toward Christ are seen as “off the chart”. This affection or delight in Him did not come without pain or sacrifice. As a teenager, I lost what was known as my family. It was then that Christ became my all in all! Oh, don’t get any ideas that I have led the perfect, unblemished life, for it just isn’t so. But there is a song that rings true in my spirit today that says, “He grows sweeter and sweeter as the days go by, Oh what a love between the Lord and I…”
After His Heart
My affections toward Christ have been my mainstay all of these years. They have kept me from harm, worry, and despair. My affections for Him get me out of bed and into the Word every morning and keep me on my knees at night. Oh, how I love His Presence!
I suppose the author of the Psalms, King David, also loved God’s presence more than life. He learned to delight himself in God, trust God, and live a surrendered life of obedience and worship, and though he was not perfect, God sees Him as a man after His own heart.
You see, in the midst of all the conflicts globally, I have found that secret place of “delight” in Him. That same place has become my safety net all of these years. That is why, when all of the conflicts, wars, and commotions reside, I pray that God also sees me as a woman after His own heart.
By: Jane Morin
About the Author
Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!