Set Your Hearts On Things Above

This life has a way of disappointing us. Every time that I set my heart on something earthly, I am at risk of being disappointed. We are told here in Colossians chapter 3 that we should set our hearts on things above, because we are now dead to this life on earth now that we have given our hearts to the Lord. “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you will appear with him in glory”. “Our lives are now hidden with him, and he is seated at the right hand of God in heaven”… Think about it. If our lives are now in Christ, if he is now living in us, and he is at the right hand of God, then that means that God also lives in us. “The life I now live, I live by faith, in the son of God who loved me and gave his life for me”. We are told to set our hearts on things above. In other places we are told to set our minds on things above. That means what we think about. However, here we are told to set our hearts on things above. I thank God that everything in my natural life has disappointed me. I am grateful that I have found life in God. This means that I am rich in my soul though poor on earth. When my hope is on God, and my reliance is on him for my life, then I might be loosing my life in a sense that I am no longer seeking after the things that make my flesh happy, but rather I experience God even as I am walking on earth. God, my hope is in you. Forgive me for still setting my heart on things of this earth. Forgive me for disappointing you. You are my God, I worship you by laying down my life for you. I do not love this world though I still have a worldly body. I trust you. I believe you when you said that you will give me life and give it in abundance. I want you more. Let me shine in glory with you and be tucked away in your hidden place. I am hidden with you. You are my shelter. I am yours. I remember that dream in which you grabbed my hand and lead me away with you… you took me to your hidden place where I had a little spot in your garden. It was a hidden place. I see it now. You took me out of the maze and brought me to your hidden place where I was set apart for your glory. Forever I am yours. I was created just for you. When I was a child I felt lost and insignificant in this great big world and I asked you why.. why did I have to be here. I was created for you. You saved me and you made me yours. Please hide me away now. Please protect me. Thank you Jesus for you are a good faithful Shepherd. I may be foolish to others but that doesn’t matter. What matters to me is your approval. Help me to overcome and not be overtaken. Keep me safe. Without your help I would be lost forever. I cannot bear a life without you in it.

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