Thursday, January 31, 2013

Heavenly Conversation

" A state of holiness is nothing else but the habitual and predominant devotion and dedication of soul, and body, and life, and all that we have, to God; and esteeming, and loving, and serving, and seeking Him, before all the pleasure and prosperity of the flesh; making His favour. and everlasting happiness in heaven, our end, and Jesus Christ our way, and referring all things in the world unto that end, and making this the scope, design and business of our lives. It is a turning from a deceitful world to God; and preferring the Creator before the creature, and heaven before earth, and eternity before an inch of time, and our souls before our corruptible bodies, and the authority and laws of God, the universal Governor of the world, before the word or will of any man, how great soever; and a subjecting our sensitive faculties to our reason, and advancing this reason by Divine revelations; and living by faith, and not by sight: in a word, it is a laying up our treasure in heaven, and setting our hearts there, and living in a heavenly conversation, setting our affections on the things above, and not on the things that are on earth; and a rejoicing in hope of the glory to come..."

~ Richard Baxter, pg. 14 of the Practical Works of Richard Baxter, Volume 1- A Christian Directory

I have been thinking about this quote a lot lately, especially the bolded part. I just love the beautiful thought- living in a heavenly conversation. Even while making breakfast, I can be in conversation with my blessed Savior.

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