My personal story is that I started off by being way out of a Heavenly Lifestyle. I tried to live life my own way, and later in the ways of others but now I am completely convinced it has to be His way. In every area of life, not only the ones I pick. For a long time, I had a kind of chocolate-box heavenly lifestyle, I only surrendered the areas in my life that I wanted at that particular moment. I didn’t completely surrender my whole life. In short I only allowed God to be part of the areas where I found it easy to obey and where my faith didn’t collide much with the rest of the world’s way of living. But my hunger for more of God finally led me to a decision, (and this is after being a Christian my whole life) that had to do with the Bible, the Word of God. I had to make up my mind if I was going to give the Bible the authority to transform me and to renew me. I couldn’t go on making excuses for the rest of the world for God’s plans, commands and will. I had to stop cutting parts out of the Bible that I was not comfortable with and instead focus on getting to know God more. I had to give Him the authority over my whole life, my thoughts, my dreams, my ways. In a nutshell, I needed Him to teach me the Lifestyle of Heaven.
But like Jesus says in the Bible:
” The Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.”
Jesus did not give up on me, He is still, by His amazing grace, showing, teaching and equipping me to grow in the Lifestyle of Heaven – enjoy life to the full!
My hopes and prayers are that you will be encouraged to explore what God has to say about living life and I hope to create a hunger in you to develop and refine your skills in the Lifestyle created by God’s love and in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Let it be on earth as it is in Heaven.
God Bless you!