However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20

When the seventy-two disciples returned with joy from their mission, Jesus warned them that the source of their joy should come not from the visible results of the Spirit’s power, but the Holy Spirit Himself, who has sealed for Christ, and written our name in Heaven.

We are called to embrace God’s kind of lifestyle. Many are called but few are chosen. Who are the chosen? The chosen are those who have the names written in the book of life, because they believe in Christ for salvation’s sake.

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:26

This Scripture warns us that those whose lives and focus are centred only on selfish, classic, and material things, in complete neglect of eternity – a large slice of life will pass them by. Treasures on earth have their own habit of disappointing their beneficiaries as they can only enrich us temporally whereas the blessings of Heaven enrich the believing souls for eternity. 

We must be spiritually inclined to pursue the things of Heaven; that is why the Bible compels us in 2 Corinthians 4:18 to look at those things that are eternal. In other words, to have our name written in the book of life in Heaven, we must seek fist the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. When we do, then we shall be given what we have not asked for – for the Father in Heaven knows what we need before we ask.

Let these words of Jesus encourage you to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness, rather than earthly fame and recognition because it is in Heaven that your name is written forever.



“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”


“As long as you have the gift of life, make sure your spirit is revived and this is something only the Spirit of God can do through His Word, which is spirit and life (John 6:63).

* Oh Holy Spirit, breath of God, breathe in me the breath of God!
* Oh Holy Spirit, through whom all things were created, create in me a new life, a new beginning!.”


“Let’s take a lesson from David who was ready to be humiliated in his own eyes, so that God could be honoured. Ask yourself: Where does honouring God appear in your list of priorities? Do you thank Him for all that He has done in your life, all the way long? While men look at the outside, God looks at the motives of the heart. Instead of worrying about the opinion of others concerning you, let the motive of your heart each day be to honour God before yourself.”