"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
Since we have been raised with Christ we are new creation - the old has passed and the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Part of our inheritance as a believer is that we have a new way of thinking and a new way of being. The world and its demands is a lot to keep up with. The highlight reels of Facebook and Instagram can quickly remind us of what we don't have and what we need to be "happy." Our desires are fleeting and fallen like this world. In fact, because it is continually changing the ability to be content and patient is lost.
However, scripture tells us to be content whatever the circumstance (Philippians 4:11), to be patient in affliction.(Romans 12:12) How can we possibly be content and patient in this loud world? We set our hearts and our minds on things above. How do we set our minds on things above? We think of whatever is true, whatever is noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, praise-worthy. (Philippians 4:8) We allow our hearts to be arrested by the very promises of scripture. We must be intentional with where we are spending our time and attention. If we are constantly looking to the things we don't have then it is impossible for our hearts and minds to be set on things above.
This week lets be honest with the things in this world that are holding us hostage and keeping us from walking out the truth of scripture.
Respond with these questions:
What is keeping you from living out scripture?
Where is your heart?
What do you think of often?
How can you be more intentional spending time with the Lord?