Written by: Karen Hart

Morning and evening meditation

Read: Colossians 3: 1-4

Pray: Ask the Holy Spirit to help you set your mind on things above, on things that have eternal rewards, not on things that will have no value for eternity. Ask the Lord to help you delight in Him alone, and be rid of any desire for worldly things.

Devotional

Read: Colossians 3: 1-4    

Today’s passage looks at my relationship with Christ through my thoughts. When we say we are born again Christians, what does that mean to us? Do we think raising our hands at a fellowship gives us the get out of hell card? If we called on Jesus with all sincerity, we are transformed from death to life, we are then “raised with Christ” as we have died with Him in renouncing our sins, seeking repentance and following Him. Now IN Christ, our complete delight should be for the things of God, “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 the things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”

When we set out minds on things above, we set our minds on Jesus. We find that our thoughts are infiltrated with heavenly discussions and we want Him to delight in us. We desire to give Him pleasure and actually if I might state, we want to make Him laugh. As we set this mind of ours on the upward path the Lord Himself speaks to us, the Holy Spirit tells us all truths - telling us what He hears, shows us things to come and things we ought to do. He directs my decisions when I am focused on Him.

How awesome is that last verse, “when Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” You would have had such a close relationship with Him as you navigate this earth as a pilgrim, because you spent so much time with Him; listening and chatting with Him, obeying His instructions and delighting in Him as He delights in you too. What a glorious day that will be. I am always grateful that we are allowed to seek after glory, honor and immortality! We will get those, once the Lover of our Souls comes back for us.

Question

Look back over your last week. Where was your mind set on most of the week? On the things above or the things on earth? Did you find yourself hearing Jesus more with your mind set on earth or, whenever you set it on things above

Prayer Challenge

Thank the Lord for the ability to hear Him speak and ask the Holy Spirit to help you set your mind on things above, and stay speaking and listening to Jesus.

Next Step

Write down a plan of how tomorrow you can set your mind on heavenly treasures, on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, on the fruit of the Spirit and on making Jesus laugh. I would suggest reading the Bible as a good start.