Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Where is Your Mind?

"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.  For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God." (Colossians 3:1-3)

One of the most important things I've learned through four decades of salvation is that every verse of God's word always holds MUCH more truth and wisdom than meets the eye.  This verse from Colossians is no exception.  There are some who enjoy jesting that too much thought on things above ruins the mind's ability to take care of earthly necessities.  I disagree.

Moreover, contemplating this verse opened my heart to Holy Spirit's further illumination of God's desire to transform our minds.  Indeed, I was shown that this verse actually lovingly urges us to allow Holy Spirit to link our minds - in all things - to God's perspective.  After all, the mind of Christ comes from "above", along with every other good and perfect gift from the Father, right? Turning away from earthly perspectives and allowing our minds to be joined to the mind of Christ at the right hand of Daddy will only cause us to view and discern all things through the character of God. Should we fear that? Beloved, are we to shy away from the constant governing and covering of Christ's mind active and living within us just because we live busy lives on the earth? Or because we fear being "heavenly minded" will intimidate, convict, and even drive away some?

It's the hard questions like these we'd better be asking and answering honestly, y'all. They're the questions God's Spirit is using to expose the true condition of our hearts, and they're basically summarized with one query in particular...

...where is your mind?

I genuinely believe that this scripture's powerful command - the same as any other voiced by the indomitable Spirit of the Living God - is absolutely reasonable, holy, and will prove downright efficacious to the lives of all those willing to obey it wholeheartedly, no matter the cost.  Are you such a person?  Where is your mind?


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)