Colossians 3:1-4 Therefore if you have been raised with Christ to a new life, sharing in His resurrection from the dead, keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above the heavenly things, not on things that are on the earth which have only temporal value. For you died to this world, and your new, real life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
- Keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is
- Your new, real life is hidden with Christ
Remember those times when your heart and your soul and your body was so near to Christ? Not that He ever left you but you made an agreement with your heart, soul, and body, that you wanted Him and nothing else. “With my whole heart I have sought you,” the famous psalmist said. Not everyday do we live in that agreement. Not everyday do we seek Him. Oh but how our heart does seek. Because your heart knows it needs depend on for life or else it dies. But our heart is untrained. It only knows sin as a way to live. We are programmed for death. That is what happened at the garden of Eden. Not only are we separated from God bu we can’t get back to Him because our minds so obscured by the filth and grime of the fall that we can’t tell left from right. How do you expect blind men to find their way back? It’s only through Christ. He sought us. He pursued after us who wandered away. In the New Testament, we see a lot of broken people coming to Jesus. Did you know Jesus went after people as well? Like the woman at the well, Zaccheus, the disciples, the possessed man, Saul! Jesus went after them, and He still goes after people today.. He is seeking you. He trains our heart, and He shows us how to live. He brought us close to Him through His own blood so we don’t have to fear Him ever leaving our side.
I love this quote by CS LEWIS and I hope and pray that it just melts your heart in love for Jesus Christ:
“An ‘impersonal God’-well and good. A subjective God of beauty, truth and goodness, inside our own heads-better still. A formless life-force surging through us, a vast power which we can tap-best of all. But God himself, alive, pulling at the other end of the cord, perhaps approaching at an infinite speed, the hunter, King, husband-that is quite another matter.”