Friday, June 7, 2013

Hearts and Minds Set Above

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."
- Colossians 3:1-2

This world has a lot of ways to stress one out. It certainly knows how to push one to the limits - but still feel empty!
  • You do your best to be called successful in this world.
  • You try to pursue the temporary pleasures this world offers.
  • You desire the approval of the world, its earthly residents and their earthly standards.
Being raised with Christ gives us freedom, for we know that our lives here on earth is not the end of it all.

However, even though we are just passers-by in this world, it is so easy to get distracted by the world's demands, and base our "life" on the its definition of life.

We have to be constantly reminded to set our hearts and minds on things above, and not on earthly things.
Along with the cross, we must put to death the version of yourself you have known for years - and allow God to create in you a new creation, as you are raised with Christ.

"When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:4

What are the  things of this world you want to turn away from in order to set your heart and mind above?

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