So if 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…
– Colossians 3:1-2
Through Baptism, we Christians have been raised to a new kind of life, a supernatural life, whereby we share, even while on earth, in the glorious life of the risen Jesus. This life with the Lord, is at present spiritual and hidden, but when our Lord comes again in glory, it will become gloriously clear. As baptised persons, therefore, and as believers, we should seek the things that are above, that is, the things of God, with the supernatural purpose of walking and living with Christ.
The Gospels are God’s gift to us, a gift that helps us carry out our Christian duties of loving and protecting, and working and giving, always with our eyes fixed firmly on Jesus.
By going through life’s many challenges, and through all its ups and downs; by living in the way Jesus taught us, all the while keeping our eyes fixed on Heaven, we can look forward to everlasting, glorious life!
Lord Jesus, You are my God, my Saviour, my Teacher.
Lord, I so much want to live in accordance with Your teachings;
I so much want to follow Your glorious and loving example.
My Lord, my God, my Loving Mentor,
help me keep my eyes fixed firmly on You as I walk with You now.
Lord, I want to be more like You.
Lord Jesus, let me be like You in all things.
Make me one with You, so I can be with You – forever!