Thursday, November 22
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
What Paul writes here is a look into practical Christian living. We believe in the resurrection of Jesus and in turn our identity is real because it is in Christ. It is only because we were raised with Christ that we can seek those things which are above. When Paul states “Christ, who is your life” it’s for encouragement, that no matter what is going on in your life, that Christ should be your life. Work is not your life, your relationships are not your life, but Christ is your life.
What areas of your life are you letting become your priority? Our world can be so chaotic, with our slammed schedules, and stressful workload that we can often put Christ and our relationship with God in the backseat. Christ is to be our priority, Christ is our life.
Father I pray that when life gets hectic, when schedules get chaotic, and when I need it the most, you remind of who You are and the priority you hold in my heart. I pray that my mind worry on heavenly things and not earthy things because I know your ways are higher and you ways are better. Amen.
Pick Four More Activities
Listen and Worship.
Pray a Psalm.
Read a Book.
Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
Memorize a Verse.
List Five Things You're Thankful For.