heaven

I just feel like heaven and hell are a place that’s inside each of us and we’re the ones who choose which one to explore. I mean, like, you know, I think you have to have both to have an understanding of why they exist. Shit wouldn’t be balanced if we didn’t have hell. I don’t think you’d be able to appreciate how amazing it feels to sit on a rooftop with all your friends as you’re watching the sunset listening to your favorite Lorde song if you didn’t want to kill yourself sometimes. You know and I think we’re all like, you know, a step away from both. I feel like both universes are so near to us. I don’t really think that heaven is all the way up at the top of whatever all of this is, and that hell is all the way down at the bottom. I think it’s all right here in front of us. I think they layer onto our realities like filters on an Instagram image. We see our lives through heaven and hell, and I think we always have a say in which one we can choose. You know because, even when your life is dog shit, heaven is just as close as it was before. You don’t really get further away from it, you just lose the ability to take notice of it, I guess. But I know how you feel, man. I feel like God is really quiet sometimes in my stupid life. But I still know that it’s all still right there in front of my face. It’s not really a matter of looking or searching, it’s a matter of seeing things for what they are. It’s all so much closer to you than you think it is. It’s all just a breath away.
—  CAMERON BEYRENT

one of my biggest pet peeves is when people think that Hell and the Greek underworld are the same thing. 

Hell is the place of punishment in Christianity for people who were bad in life.

the greek underworld is where literally every soul goes, good or bad. and hades gets control of all of them. 

the really awesome souls get to party for eternity, the ordinary ones basically take a nap forever in the fields of asphodel, and the super bad ones get punished in various ways.

its not the binary of heaven and hell. 

so stop drawing the underworld as this hellfire place full of tortured souls or whatever.

its more like a DMV thats in an underground cavern. 

I felt God saying to me: “Remember first that you are My child.”

And I see that while living in this world it is so easy to get caught up in labels and the approval of man. But don’t forget: we are not of this world. We are citizens of heaven. We were bought with the most precious price of Christ’s blood. We live not to please man, but God, who tests our hearts.

We are His.