If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4
The best part of our lives is not in this world. The best way to live to please the Father is to focus on the things above. The mind is one of the powerful channels through which we express the life we have in Christ.
The life of the Spirit is to live from the inside out. Prioritizing the things of this world will always result in ungodly outcomes. Christ came from God to reconnect us to the Father. The goal of His mission was not to make us content with the world but to seek the things of the kingdom.
In Christ, our spirit, soul, and body have been conditioned to be attracted to things from above. The only reason we are here on earth is to do the will of the Father. By focusing our minds on things above, we live to glorify God.
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2
You will not see any transformation in your life until you focus your mind on the things above – especially, where Christ is seated. Don’t align your mind to the patterns of this world. Don’t live or do anything per the standard of the world. God has His own way of doing things – we should rather put our minds to learn more about the Father’s ways.
Everything in this world shall surely pass away, but those who set their minds on things above shall secure their tomorrow in Christ.
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Matthew 24:35
The Only Way To Focus On Things Above Is To Meditate On The Word Of God
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you[c] shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8
The devil’s main strategy is to deceive. If he is able to deceive you, it is easy for him to get hold of your mind. That is the reason you ought to spend time meditating on the word of God to avoid being deceived by the enemy.
God didn’t mince His word when He said our ways can only be prosperous when we meditate on His word. Meditation involves you engaging the word of God in your mind and heart. The only way to think of things above is to spend more quality time thinking on the Word than anything else. For every challenge you encounter on earth, use the Word as the solution.
It is the believer’s task to spend more time thinking about the Father’s will than to think about the things on earth. The earth is passing away – the majority of your life should be spent connecting deeply to the Father who is above.
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. James 1:16-18
All good and perfect things come from above. The things on earth are not perfect – so when your mind focuses on the things above, you are connecting to the perfect way of living. Stay blessed
Read Further: Matthew 6:33, Philippians 4:8
Prayer For Today
Precious Father, In the name of Jesus Christ, I thank you for giving me a good life in Christ. Henceforth, I connect to heaven through my mind and live to bring you glory to your holy name. amen