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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on the things above, not on the things that are on eath. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory (Colossians 3:1-4).

While living on earth may make it difficult to focus on heaven and the things of heaven, that is our calling in Christ. How may we do this? By absorbing God's Word into our hearts every day and remembering whose we are. Our life is Christ, not the hurts, passions and challenges of this present time. As the hymn reminds us: "Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face; and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace."

Lord, lift me above the trials and challenges of today, until I see Jesus only. Let me bask in the sunlight of your love and grace in the midst of all situations. You, O Lord, are my life, my joy, my all. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

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