Thursday, June 7, 2012

2012 June 7 - Morning Manna

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)
Today's Morsel: One of the things I always like to tell people when they are going through things in their lives is to stay focused. It's easy to lose sight of where you are headed if your mind is fuzzy and cluttered with other/evil thoughts. I'm sure there are some of you, like me, who have been headed somewhere and you miss your turn only to realize that now you have to drive another two or three miles just to turn around to get back to where you were headed because you were not paying attention to where you were going. This is what Paul was warning the church at Colossi. He wasn't urging them to deny the harsh reality of life; he was simply reminding them of where their focus should be. When our eyes are on Christ, we see this life from a different perspective. Notice what Isaiah said, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee" (Isaiah 26:3). In many ways, Paul wants us to realize the same thing that Isaiah spoke of. If we stay focused on Christ, our affections will be on heavenly things and not on things of this earth.
Sing: I'm going to a city, there'll be no more night. I'm going to the city where Jesus is the light. The trumpets gonna sound, and I'll be caught away, I'm going to a city some day.

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