Nugget of Truth: Set your mind on God and you will live a God like life
Special Verse: Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Bible Reading: Colossians 3:1-5
Think about this, Colossians 3:2 challenges us to set our minds on things above where Christ is seated. As a teacher, I know how many times I tell my students to stay focused on the lesson. This means, that they need to keep their minds from wondering and stay in class. When your mind wonders away from your environment and what is being said, the environment seizes to influence and change you. We have all read in scripture that we are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus, far above principalities and powers, yet the average Christian does not reflect this. We find ourselves being oppressed by a defeated enemy.
God wants us to set our minds on heavenly things where Christ is seated. He admonishes us to be conscious and filled with thoughts of our supernatural environment. Imagine constantly beholding the glory of our Father God, focusing our thoughts on his goodness, love and power 24/7. We will see how our attitude towards our earthly circumstances will change. Carnality is being ruled by your five senses and deciding based on them and the world system.
When we are consumed with God thoughts, no demon in hell can deceive and manipulate us.
In conclusion we have an obligation to cast down every imagination and thought that is contrary to God's word but rather exalt his word above the negative. Remember your life moves in the direction of your most dominant thought.
THINK THE WORD AND LIVE THE ABUNDANT LIFE. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.