Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. (Psalms 24:7, 9 NKJV)
Why we are to lift up heads? Our hearts?
What does it mean?
Lift up from the usual issues of earthly life. As the king of Glory is coming down from heaven, from up..our focus should be on Him and not down on the earth. Many of us get so absorbed in our struggles of life , busyness, our quests for success, changing, knowing etcetera. But, the most important quest that is coming of His glory, is neglected.
Try tying a helium filled balloon with a stone! Can it lift up? The moment it is released from the stone, it goes up in the sky freely. Same is with our hearts. A heart burdened with issues of life, can not be lifted up! So, we need to watch and get our hearts cleared for out of which flow the issues of life.
So, to enable The King of Glory to enter our lives and work in us and through our lives, we first need to lift the gates of our hearts and lift up our heads.
(Disclaimer: this is just a personal revelation of the quoted verse to apply in our lives. People may differ in their opinion. Thanks for reading this blog! )