Saturday, January 23, 2010


Hi Blogger Friends,
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This is a devotion from Joni Eareckson Tada 's Devotional book, Diamonds in the Dust.It is entitled:

Things Above

Since then , you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above , where Christ
is seated at the right hand of God,. Set your minds on things above, not on earthy things .
---Colossians 3:1-2

In this verse we are twice commanded .First, we are to set our hearts , then second set our minds on things above . In other words , Things above are to capture our imaginations, emotions, thoughts, feelings ,ideas,and on and on.
Most of us consider this command to be not necessary as other mandates in Scripture. But it is ! When you consider that the first and greatest commandment is to love the Lord with all your heart and mind , it follows naturally that we should set our hearts on things above " where Christ is seated at the right hand of God."
C. H. Spurgeon once said , "Some of you ,right now ,could not be happy if you were allowed to enter Heaven. Shall I tell you why ?It is because heaven is a land of spirit and you have neglected your spirit."
It is the spiritual person who can readily set his heart and mind on Heaven.So,live in the Spirit, walk in the Spirit,abide by the Spirit,pray in the spirit,and you can't help but glean a real and deep longing for heavenly glories above.
What enriches your spirit?
Filling your heart and mind with whatever is true ,noble ,right,pure, lovely,admirable,or anything excellent or praiseworthy. what enriches your spirit? Accessing the means of grace through prayer, worship, the reading of God's word, and fellowship. what enriches your spirit? Trusting and obeying your lord.

She ends with this Prayer.
I want to be a truly spiritual person, Lord, so help me to keep in step with your spirit today. May my flesh diminish and my spirit increase as I set my heart and mind on things above.

Here is Mercy Me ,singing My Heart is Spoken For

Thanks for joining me today & have a Blessed Week!
~Myrna Lee


  1. beautiful song and great post...Joni's life is a total inspiration. thank you for sharing this devotional and song. Sarah

  2. Mercy Me is one of my favorite groups.
    Love this song. Great post... we all want to be a spiritual person and walk closer with the Lord. May this be so.

  3. Blessings Myrna...I love Mercy Me and I love Joni E. Tada as well. I think I have a Mercy Me song coming up this week because I remember seeing this one when I was choosing & link to MercyMe's site.

    Setting my heart and setting my mind on things above because my heart is spoken for...thank You Jesus! Thanks Myrna for sharing this beautiful devotional and song! Have a blessed Spiritual Sunday and week! Hope you enJOY TSMSS & SS!

  4. Joni is such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing this beautiful devotional with us and the video too. I hope you are having a good weekend.

  5. Joni's devotionals are soo good. Thanks for sharing this one, it so blessed me tonight. Blessings, Debbie

  6. Thanks for sharing the devotional and the video. Both are excellent.

  7. Such a great post, blessings to you.

  8. Thank you for sharing this devotional. :o)

  9. That quote from Spurgeon hits it right on.

  10. There are some days when I feel I'm spiritual and then there are the days that are dark. It is so important be connected with our Lord daily. What a beautiful song you have posted today.
    God Bless,

  11. Checking in with warm hello's on this rainy day Sunday morning. Thinking of you.

  12. "AMEN" -- Thank You for Sharing this Devotional-- spoke to my spirit! Gods Blessings Upon You!

  13. Loved listening to the song. Thanks for sharing this food for thought.

  14. Thank you, Myrna, for this wonderful SS post. I so enjoy Joni's writings. Have a wonderful Sunday and a good week in Him.


  15. A great post and lovely song, Myrna, thank you ~
    Blessings, sweet friend ~

  16. This is my Ringtone!! I love this song. Their hearts are amazing!!!

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