Johnny Cash wrote a song and released it in 1977 in his album “The Rambler,” called “No Earthly Good.” Part of the lyrics includes, “You’re shinin’ your light, and shine it you should, / But you’re so heavenly minded you’re no earthly good.” As part of my goal for myself and to try and convey in writing to you, we must rebuke the lies of the enemy, and sometimes that means unlearning the things we’ve taken into our heads, including the lyrics to this song. My preacher mentioned this very thing as being a lie in one of his sermons, and it hit home with me; I will sometimes catch myself trying not to seem overly spiritual, and I guarantee you the quote from that song has something to do with it. I always want to be heavenly-minded; eat, drink, sleep, and go throughout my day thinking about Jesus; that is my mission! If I can include him in every aspect of my life, I can guarantee that he will make sure that I shine a light on his kingdom and that I am of earthly good. Removing strongholds is ongoing; anytime you can overcome a lie with the truth is a good day!
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. Philippians 1:21-22
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:5