Where is your heart?
Colossians 3:2 - Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
We all have a heart which desires things. It is not wrong to desire but what we desire and how much of it, is where things can go wrong. All things God has made is good, but they all are not necessarily good for us. Even if they are good too much of certain things can be disastrous to our being.
Things of this physical world, needs to be discerned and desired. We should set our eyes to things which are not temporary, things which will last forever even when our life in this world ends - things of the Kingdom of God - things of the Spirit world according to His kind.
Even when we desire good things - things above, our heart is like a monkey which does not sit in one place and keeps jumping from one tree to the other. Training this monkey is what is called becoming an overcomer. The day we die if this monkey is on the wrong tree, we may land up loosing our salvation.
So please follow Jesus and learn to control this monkey and become sons of God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, there were many during your time on earth, who did not want to leave the things of this world and follow You. Lord, it is your Spirit from whom I draw strength to overcome the desire for things of this world and to concentrate on things of the above world. Help me Lord in this battle against my adam nature, to become more like You. I ask this in your mighty Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
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