John 7:37-38 – “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive…”
The best way to build the atmosphere of heaven is to release from the depth of your heart this river of praise and worship. Practically, we can develop good habits that will completely change the atmosphere in the places where we live, where we visit, where we work.
a) Contemplate Jesus: to focus constantly and intentionally on the Lord himself, as the psalmist said: « I ask the Lord one thing, which I long for: I would like to live all my life in the house of the Lord. Jehovah, to contemplate the magnificence of Jehovah, and to admire his temple. For he will protect me in his tabernacle in the day of trouble; he will hide me under the shelter of his tent; He will lift me up on a rock. And already my head rises on my enemies who surround me; I will offer sacrifices in his tent, to the sound of the trumpet; I will sing, I will praise the Lord. »
b) Seek God every day: knowing that He is always there, we ask the Lord: « Show me where you are in this situation » and when we recognize Him, we submit to His lordship.
c) Protect your heart: King Solomon explained it well in Proverbs 4: 23-25 -« Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.” Be particularly attentive to what fills your heart, » for from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. « (Matt 12:34). Question to ask: Which well do I drink? What source is watering my soul?
d) Make worship a LIFESTYLE and not a Sunday morning activity: Do not let the river dry up. Your personal worship should be daily, and should include times of magnifying God, extolling His Majesty, listening to His voice and studying His Word. Incorporate singing and dancing in front of His throne to honour your King every day.
– Consecrate your eyes, your ears, your mouth and your heart to the Lord
– Pray to recover your first love: desire the presence of God above all!
– Ask the Lord to rain His Spirit to fill your river until it overflows.