Colossians 3:2 - Be Heavenly Minded.

Colossians 3:2 - Be Heavenly Minded.

Colossians 3:2 (NKJV) Set your mind on things above, not on 
things on the earth.  

Transformation is God's goal for us, and we cooperate with His 
plan of spiritual metamorphosis when we train our minds to dwell on 
the things of God rather than on the things of the flesh. [Life 
Principles SB By Charles Stanley re Col. 3:2] 

  In his letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul admonishes us, 
"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God 
transform you into a new person by changing the way you think" (Romans 
12:2). In today's verses, he gives us an important step in that process 
of transformation. Our inherent tendency is to direct our lives on 
this earth according to what we perceive with our five senses. The 
fact is, if we have embraced Christ, our attachment to this physical 
world is no longer the defining element of our existence. Jesus 
himself is. 
  The present reality of his love for us and our new life in him 
must become the primary focus of our attention if we hope to escape 
the clutches of darkness of this present world. No religious 
activity can set us free, no matter how transcendent it might be. The 
realities of heaven become the substance of our lives only when we set our 
sights on him in whom our life is hidden. 
  LORD, help me to see with new eyes today. Instead of the 
troubles of my life in this world, may I focus my vision on you, the 
author and finisher of my faith, the lover and keeper of my soul. Help 
me to trust in the realities of your kingdom more than I trust what 
I can experience with my physical body. [Praying Through The Bible 
By Fuller re Col. 3:1-3]