“Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth” Colossians 3:2 (NET).
This verse popped up in my devotions tonight. It stood out as important to me because of what I had written down in my journal several hours before. I think about the blogs I am writing and the book that I am working on, and I asked myself, again, why am I doing this? Here was my answer.
When I think about things above, I think about who I want there with me. I have a handful of people in my life to whom I am writing. These are people who have been affected one way or the other by the choices I have made. Today I thought, what if I could write that one sentence that will bring them into God’s presence? What if I can show them the peace they can have here on earth while they wait for Jesus with hope? What if I can get them to see that God’s Kingdom is so much more important than anything we are doing down here? I wrote this in my journal.
In light of seeking things above, I want to see my children, family, and friends come running up to me in the Kingdom and thank me for showing them the way there!