Hello! And welcome to Heavenly Placed.
The name of this blog was taken from the book of Ephesians chapter 2.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ
—by grace you have been saved—
and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
What wonderful news to us who have accepted God’s gift of redemption! When we find out that we have already been placed in Heaven with Christ (not physically, but spiritually), we are exposed to several encouraging truths:
our position is eternal
we are joint heirs with Christ
we have been delivered out of Satan’s realm and
we have been placed into God’s realm
we are dead to sin, so we can overcome it
the Holy Spirit lives within us, directing our footsteps
we can approach the throne of God with our praise, prayers, and petitions
I love sharing God’s story of redemption, and would love for you to follow along as I record some of His truths here on this blog—not just follow, but join the conversation with me.
As a Christian, I hope you will be encouraged and inspired (maybe reproved at times, as talked about in 2nd Timothy) and I hope you will share in the comments section.
If you are not sure of your position in Christ, please consider following this blog and also sharing your thoughts. We would love to have you join the conversation.
So, are we ready? It’s not going to be easy, and at times it may cost us the most precious resource we have–Time.
Time is limited for all of us, and once it is spent, we can never get it back. But time is the price of discipleship.
- Time studying our Bible
- Time praying
- Time fasting
- Time listening to God
- Time doing God’s will
But the rewards will be worth it!
Let’s take this journey together: a journey of becoming a better person. A journey to seeking a higher calling. A journey to live holy, to make wise decisions, to be thankful, content, and more like Christ.
Let’s become an example in the faith, to bring honor to God—who’s done so much for us. Let’s remain faithful and be consistent in our walk.
Let’s aim to be a living testimony of God’s grace, mercy, and love, so that others will desire to know Him as we do.
I’m ready! Are you?
…And raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…
Continue Reading my 1st post: Who’s In Control Of This Out-of-Control World?
*Scripture quotations used:
- ESV-from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version, by Crossway Bibles a division of Good News Publishers
- KJV-vested in the Crown (United Kingdom), King James Version, printed and published by Cambridge University Press