Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Do Not Be Anxious
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Ask, and It Will Be Given
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.When he was close enough, he called out, ‘Excuse me, where are we?’ 'This is Heaven, sir,’ the man answered. Would you happen to have some water?’ the man asked. Of course, sir. Come right in, and I’ll have some ice water brought right up’.The man gestured, and the gate began to open. 'Can my friend,’ gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?’ the traveller asked. 'I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t accept pets.’ The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book. 'Excuse me!’ he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?’ 'Yeah, sure, there’s a pump over there, come on in..’ 'How about my friend here?’ the traveller gestured to the dog.There should be a bowl by the pump.’ They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveller filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree. 'What do you call this place?’ the traveller asked.This is Heaven,’ he answered. 'Well, that’s confusing,’ the traveller said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.’ 'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That’s hell.“Doesn’t it make you mad for them to use your name like that?’ 'No, we’re just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.’
Heaven is only one realm among countless others in the spirit world, it’s not just Heaven and Hell. It’s a lovely place with gardens and rococo-styled architecture. But unfortunately, it’s ruled over by the Abrahamic god. It’s not that pure and peaceful place that many imagine, but it can be lovely. Though it has its fair share of darkness.
The angels on the other-hand can be very reasonable (not all of them are, but I’ve had good experiences thus far). Even Michael has been very kind to me.
You’ve already stepped into my soul - now lock the doors and turn this place to a heaven…
At night, when i lay my head to rest, at one side is the window giving me the gaze to sky and at the other side is you - both synonymous with heaven…
What I imagine Heaven to be like..
… I’m disappointed.