Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We all live and function in two atmospheres – an internal and an external atmosphere. The external is the one that most of us use to determine the quality of our lives. Whatever we see, hear, smell, taste and feel around us are the factors that many of us consider when evaluating life.
However, as Scripture points out, we have a more important internal atmosphere which truly is the determining factor in whether our lives can be deemed as successful or not. Remember that Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within us. When He made that statement He was actually referring to our internal atmosphere.
The Kingdom of God has its own culture just as any nation on earth does. It has its own laws, language, music, belief system, protocol, currency etc. Our internal atmosphere is set by the level at which we allow the Kingdom of God to rule. It is an environment where what we think matters more than what we do.
The Word of God declares that “as a man thinks in his heart so is he”. Your thoughts, therefore, determine the rulership of your internal atmosphere. Interestingly, once your internal atmosphere is set it also regulates your external atmosphere. So you manifest externally whatever is happening internally. Your external atmosphere then – the outward environment in which you interact with the rest of the world – is merely a reflection of your internal reality.
What do you think about your life right now? What kind of internal environment do you function from? And how is it manifesting outwardly for the world to see?