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Set your mind on things above!

Set your mind on things above!

Colossians 3:1-4 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Set my mind on things above where my life is hidden with Christ…

…every problem, every issue, every fear, every practical matter concerning nature and flesh, to be reckoned in the light of a spiritual identity, a reality which I cannot see, a Heaven which is somewhere outside my universe. And Paul says, “Seek that!” How do I do that? How do I stretch my attention into the Heavenly realm…set my mind on things above?

Of course, I want to embrace a heavenly mindset in the midst of this mad and crazy, and frightening world….for sure. What does this shift of attention, change of focus, actually involve? The answer is faith, the Word of God, and the indwelling Holy Spirit. Without these, there is no hope at all to transcend the problems, temptations, and obstacles of this present world and obtain a heavenly mindset.

Learning to live now in the light of the future glory requires the exercise of faith, the deep spiritual digestion of God’s Word, and the practice of the presence of His Holy Spirit within, who imparts the mind of Christ and the revelation of eternal things. Since, in actual fact, you have died with Him, your life IS truly hidden in Christ, who is resurrected and glorified; you can lift your attention there where joy, peace, comfort, freedom, and love are hidden yet available to you in Him.

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