Have you every been so busy you forgot to think? You know, think about what is really important in life and what you should focus on all the time? If you haven’t experienced that…I have experienced for you!
As we move through life, we find it full of mountains, valleys, clear days, and dark ones too. It seems like our thinking goes with the “climate and landscape” of our day. And as we all know, the way our thinking goes, so goes our view on life, family, God, friends, church…our thinking becomes our reality. That is a hard truth that we need to “think on”.
God’s word is clear what His people should be “thinking on” and
what we shouldn’t be “thinking on”.
God’s word is clear what His people should be “thinking on” and what we shouldn’t be “thinking on”. As we read the Bible, we find all kinds of thinking being done by all kinds of people. We also see God always directing His people back to the correct or proper ways of thinking. Look at what the Apostle Paul tells the church in Colossians 3:1-17.
Don’t worry, I am not going to break every verse down. I
will let you and the Holy Spirit do that!
Yet the first two verses really give us something to think on.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set you minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:1-2
Many of us have heard or read this passage one time in our
Christ following lives or maybe not. But
did we stop to think about what Paul was telling the church (Jesus Followers)? The followers of Jesus back in the day had it
much worse in every way as Christians.
They were poorer, under oppression and persecution, on the run, being
killed for their faith…their thinking was clouded by the storms of life they
were in. IT HAPPENS to all of us…that
is, thinking clouded by the storms of life!
Yet Paul brought them all back to the reality of whose they
are and who they are in Jesus Christ. Of
course, he wanted them to remember, to
remember the love and grace of God and how
God changes our thinking and our focus.
Take some time this week and remember how much God loves you and your family. Read passages that get you to think differently about yourself, others, and the world. God filled the Word with paths to Godly and Blessed thinking, we must walk and think in them. May the Lord open your mind to the scriptures and bring you back to his way of thinking about life.
Think His Way,