Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Matthew 13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
While the world has taught us to empty our minds, I tell you that in emptying yourself you have only created a vacuum for your anxieties to reenter; and indeed it is a cycle that will never be satisfied. Instead, be still. think upon the greatness of of the Creator and the grandeur of His word- knowing that He is with you always, and that there is nothing of this place that we should worry about or fear, because He is greater than all. Think upon the vastness of the earth and heavens that we are currently immersed in, the countless stars that number the skies, the depths of the seas, rolling hills and snow etched mountain peaks, the complexities of nature and life of which the Ancient of Days has spoken into substance, the vastness of the treasure that lies beyond the veil of the seen, how His holy ones sing of His glory amidst the throne of His majesty, the very Seraphs that surround Him day in night in ever burning flames, the tongues of fire, the lightnings that streak across His impetuousness, the fountains of living waters that trickle into eternity forevermore. yet even all of this could not even measure up to a cubit of His feet. If we believe this is indeed our Creator and that He is for us, then no matter the tragedy, hardship or pain that we are enduring in this temporal place it would be more fit to rejoice and give thanks, even to laugh and sing, for who or what then can be against us knowing that He is for us? As your faith in His ability begins to renew in your mind you will begin to notice that your breath is sustained by an unfathomable peace and calm, your heart beginning to thump with boldness with your eyes reopened to the truth. Notice how all this was accomplished without a conscious effort to do so. For there is no way to force perfection, He has always been the I AM. While those of the world empty their minds only to quench themselves with finite and temporary substitutes, fill yourself with the infinite Spirit of the Living God that they may know it is this that they are longing for to fulfill the limitless void within man. When His presence rests upon you in power you will no longer question His authority, His perfection, or righteousness for He has given a portion unto you, and you will know that His kingdom shall have no end. HALLELUJAH WE SHOUT IN THE MIDST OF THE SILENCE OF DOUBT AND IN THE MIDST OF AN EMPTY AND BROKEN WORLD! YEA, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN REIGNS WITHIN MEN, BE NOT EMPTY BUT FILLED AND OVERFLOWING!