Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go south on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” – Acts 8:26

It was so matter-of-fact wasn’t it? An angel of the Lord said to Philip. You almost miss it, don’t you? It seems to be so common throughout the Bible. Angels talking to people. Is it that unusual, or is it ordinary?

The problem in our culture is that we are so unaware of the spiritual realm. We are so materialistic that the spirit realm seems less real than the material world. This world is passing away, it is decaying, and it will end one day in flames—but our individual spirits and the whole spirit realm is eternal. It is more real than the chair you may be seated on.

We need to be more aware of the spiritual realm. We need to be more capable of hearing the voice of God and the angels around us.

Lord, make us more heavenly minded, like Philip was!

People often warn us not to be so heavenly minded that we are of no earthly good. We should be more concerned that we are too earthly minded to be any heavenly or earthly good!