Friday, January 3, 2014

Continually and Ongoing!

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” 
Colossians 3:1-2

Have you ever heard the saying, “Get your head in the game?” This morning while I was praying, I prayed this, "Father, I heard it said before, ‘Get your head in the game’ - Lord, I want to put my heart in Your Kingdom.”

Coaches usually make this comment, “Get your head in the game”, when they see their athletics performing in a lukewarm fashion and not as committed to the game as they should be. Coaches know when each of their players is not playing to their fullest potential.

The Apostle Paul exhorted the Colossians with this scripture, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians 3:2

“The false teachers were instructing the Colossians to concentrate on temporal observance; in contrast, Paul instructs them to concentrate on the eternal realities of heaven. The Greek verb for "set" emphasizes an ongoing decision. Christians must continually discipline themselves to focus on eternal realities instead of the temporal realities of this earth.” Commentary

There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person whose heart is passionate about the things they do. Whether the person is a singer, a musician, an athlete, an artist, a designer, a professional worker, a student, a teacher, a pastor, a caregiver or a housewife who is passionate about raising her children and loving her husband, having your heart completely given over to the task at hand is divine! 

When you see the people mentioned above in action, they make it look so natural and soooooo easy.  But we all know that it is an ongoing decision that each of them must make continually.

Let’s set our hearts and minds with Christ this 2014 and let’s continually make an ongoing decision to seek those things that are above. Let’s make 2014 the year when we completely and passionately live to bring God glory and fame.  Let’s continually and "ongoingly" set our hearts in His Kingdom!

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