Thursday Thought - Seek the Things that are Above

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Thursday Thought - Seek the Things that are Above

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

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If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:1-3 ESV

We live in a world with lost, broken, and hurting people. As followers of Christ, we have a hope that reaches past the hurt and brokenness. We have an eternal hope. Is your heart and mind set on that hope, or are you weighed down by temporal concerns?

1 Peter 1:3-8 says,

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Set your heart on your living hope today... and as you live with that hope in view, share that with others. Remind them that because of Jesus, we have victory. We can rejoice now, even in suffering, because we know that the hope to come is more precious. Who in your life needs that reminder? Be bold in your testimony today.

Blog entry written by Alisha Lechner

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