Raised With Christ
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“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:1–2
Lord our God, we thank you for sending into our lives so much that turns our thoughts to things above and enables us always to look to you. Through Jesus Christ send us what is of heaven. Send what is of heaven into every single life and into the lives of the nations, so that something good may arise and the glory does not go to the Devil but to your Spirit, your heavenly Spirit alone. In their stubbornness people intend to do evil, but you can turn it all to the good. You can change everything. This is our faith. We hope in you, and we want to put our lives in your hands. Bless us with heavenly riches and power. Amen.
Daily Commentary: God has asked us to set our hearts upon heaven and take them off from this world. It is our privilege to be risen with Christ by the resurrection, and by virtue of our union and communion with him we are justified and sanctified, and shall be glorified in His holy name.we are raised with christ
Our starting and ending point of existence is in Christ and because of that, the meaning of life. is not some haphazard chain of events but a well thought out plan that meets God’s purpose for us. We are to “seek things that are above…set your minds on things that are above.”
Because of this, it is our duty to look towards Jesus for His Lordship and what He has done for us. Our earthly life is important and we are called to be apostles but it doesn’t mean we remain in our old sinful ways but are reborn to sing the praises and live the glory that is the Lord.
When we are raised with Christ, our lives are transformed. No longer are we of this world but according to Kyle Fever, Director of Beyond Ministries, “When Christ is made manifest in you all, as you all together display Christ to the world, it is then that you all also will (truly) be made manifest.”
This means we receive spiritual blessings in heavenly places and in Christ we have life eternal.
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