Colossians 3:2 – Things Above #134
I am sharing a verse that I mentioned last week in my Unashamed post. Speaking of that post, I went to a conference this past weekend and Christine Caine spoke about her recent book Unashamed and another speaker also talked about shame. Clearly the Lord is trying to bring healing and freedom to the area of shame as it’s no accident the timing of so many sharing on the same topic. I had no idea that Christine Caine just released her book, but now it’s at the top of my list to read.
Now onto today’s verse. Colossians 3:2 is short and sweet and says, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” So between the 1st and 2nd verse you are instructed to set your hearts and minds on things above. Have you ever prayed the Lord’s prayer before? “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” If you have said this before, you are asking God’s kingdom on earth to be as it is in heaven. You should desire the same thing for your heart and mind too.
Your mind and heart should always be fixed on the truth of heaven, which is also God’s Word. There is so much spiritual warfare going on around you. Not only that, but clearly the things of this world are filled with a lot of turmoil and chaos. It doesn’t help to focus on the news or the craziness of everything going on around you right? When you do make worldly things your focus, you probably notice you deal with a lot more fear and anxiety which is why it’s important to re-focus your attention to heaven.
The things of heaven are pure and right and they are filled with peace and joy. Don’t you want those things for your mind and heart? If you are seeking the things of this world more than things of God, repent and ask Holy Spirit to help you focus on His truth. Continue to check your heart and mind and make sure you pursue the mind of Christ in every area of your life.
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