Monday, January 21, 2013

Keeping Our Minds Set

Since you have been raised with Christ...
set your minds, and keep them set,
on things above, not on earthly things. 
See things from His perspective.
For you died, and your life is now 
hidden with Christ in God. 
He is your life.
Colossians 3:1,2,3
You really don't have to remind 
dead people that they are dead.
Physical death is one time announcement.
But Paul is not talking about physical death,
and he is having to remind the people 
that they have died.
Remember? Remember you died?
Our minds have a mind of their own.
We resurrect ourselves on a daily basis.
We died and our life is hidden with Christ.
We resurrect and our life becomes our own.
And we don't always know 
which life we are living.
Since I have been raised with Christ...
I have died and He is my life.
I cannot afford to have another perspective.
I know this in my "spirit mind."
But my "going through the day mind" forgets.
I need to not only set my mind;
I need to keep it set.
When I say, Jesus, You are my life,
I want a witness with the life I am living.
So today, I remind myself as often as need be
that my life is hidden with Christ,
and I want to see everything 
from that vantage point.
Every single thing that crosses my path,
every single thing that crosses my mind.
Lord, may I not resurrect my dead life today.
Help me keep my mind set on things above,
where truly I am seated with You.
You are my life.
I don't want that to simply be my confession.
I want that to be the life I live.
It is the only one worth living.


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