Colossians 3:2, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Our brains are very complex. We are possible of thinking of many things at the same time. What we think about is up to us. Let us reflect on the thoughts that we have in the day. Are they thoughts that are honoring to God or not?
We are to set on minds on God and Heaven. God is all we need and all we should want. Our thoughts should be on Heaven because the Earth is not going to be here forever. Everything that is done here is for Heaven above for that is where our hearts should be. All that we do is a crash course on how to be in Heaven with God.
Earth is temporary. It has not been around that long in comparison to how long God has existed. In fact, time is nothing to God. Time is a creation by man so that days, weeks, months, and years can be tracked. Earth is not the end for those that believe in God. Earth for those that do not believe in God is all that they have. Live for the moment some say. You only live once, people say. This is because the finite mind, though complex, is not God’s mind.
God has so much in mind for us. So much more in store for us than we can comprehend. That is because He wants us to be focused on Him instead of the earthly things that we are bombarded with. There is so much in this world that can take hold of us but we must crash through this and focus on God. God created all things but doesn’t want us to worship all things. God wants us to worship Him. Not angels. Not other spiritual beings. Him alone. Him because He is our Father. Our Heavenly Father.
The race is set. We are to complete it and get the prize at the end. The prize at the end is salvation from sin, death and Hell. That is all possible by keeping our eyes on God and our eyes on what is above. Nothing here will save us. Nothing here will make us eternally happy. Happiness is fleeting. Salvation is what God wants us to have. Salvation is all we need. Heaven is the beginning not the end. Let us desire to be there with God when everything ceases to be. Let us keep our minds on things above, not things below.
We acknowledge today that You are in Heaven and waiting for us. We are here on Earth to praise You and bring others to You. You give us possessions to have but we should not be so focused on them that we lose sight of You. You are all that we need. You give us all we need. Clothing, we have it. Food, we have that. Water, we have that. Shelter, we have that too. You are a gracious God who takes care of our needs here on Earth and our souls in preparation for Heaven above. Let us keep our eyes on You alone, Lord. Let us deny the world and focus on You. You are what we need.
In Your name we pray,