Seeking those things above

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. — Colossians 3:1-3

Our desire is to please God in every area of our lives.  No longer do we seek to please our fleshly appetites, because our mind is being renew and transform each day.  We no longer think the same way. Our affections are not on things of this earth (a lavish lifestyle: cars, houses, money, and prestige), but above (heavenly minded) in how we may be pleasing to God by our thoughts and by our actions.

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2 thoughts on “Seeking those things above

  1. Thank you for sharing! It is humbling to think about how much time and effort I have wasted on junk or getting my hair done or that new pair of shoes. For what? A temporary thrill? It is more gratifiying to please God by pleasing others.

    • When I wrote this I thought about we can get so caught up in these things of the world that we will forget what our purpose is. There is nothing wrong with having these things but if we put these things before God, its all vanity. God is a jealous God and he wants to be first in ou lives.

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