Ephesians 6 - Colossians 2- Keep looking ahead!!

We are flying through the letters now!!
There is so much to comment on!  I would love to hear what is standing out to you!  Please share in the comment section!

For me..something I read on Friday stood out.  When Paul was writing to the Philippians he was talking about those that are enemies of the cross. "Their mind is set on earthly things."(3:19)  That was a convicting statement!! What is my mind set on?  What do I think about the most?

I love how Paul refocused me!  "But our citizenship is in heaven.  And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body." (3:20-21)

Again, I am asking myself questions...do I eagerly await the Savior?  Why not?  Why do I keep getting caught up with the hear and now? Why don't I keep that heavenly perspective?
Our reading this week was as if God was trying to remind me, personally, of the mindset he wants from me.  He reminded me again in today's reading, " Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God." (Colossians3:1)

God is reminding me to set my mind on eternal things, not on temporary things.  Why?  I think Philippians 4:4-7 told me why it's important to set my mind on eternity.  Keeping the big picture in mind helps me to "Not be anxious about anything...."  I can rest and have "the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
I want that!!! So, thanks for the reminder Lord to keep looking ahead!

How are you doing in setting your mind on things above?  Are you eagerly awaiting Christ's return?


BabsH said…
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BabsH said…
I love Philippians. It's been especially encouraging to know that God began the work in me, and He will "bring it to completion" in Christ Jesus. Amen. Yah!
I like the verse you quoted as well (Phil 1:6)! It goes perfectly with 1 Corinthians 1:8, “He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the date of our Lord Jesus Christ.” That day, of his return, is going to be awesome!!!

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