“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Col. 3:2, NKJV).
This verse brings our attention to one of the amazing facets of human existence: the ability to direct our minds. God created us with this capacity, and He invites us to use it in a marvelous way. With His help, we are able to focus our attention spans on the realm that lasts forever.
However, concentrating on “those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God” (v. 1) often does not come easily. Instead, we find ourselves quickly distracted by the things down here on earth: what we are going to have for lunch, what to-do items we failed to accomplish yesterday, that one comment someone made on Facebook… it goes on and on. Our minds seem to have a mind of their own.
Holy Spirit wants to encourage us today. Continue reading Gentle Training for Your Thought Life