Fresh Hope – 28th October 2020

Colossians 3:2 says, ‘Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things’. 

There is a lot going on, on the earth at the moment. The state of the earth is heavy on our minds. It is so easy for the ‘earthly things’ of today to be all-consuming. 

The challenge from Colossians is to reset our mind. 

In the words of Romans 12:2, do not conform to the way everyone else is thinking in these days, but change your thinking, and it will change you! 

1 Corinthians 2:16 actually says that we have been equipped with the mind of Christ! That means we carry the ability to see things from God’s perspective. We have the ability to see things from a different angle, from an angle of hope – seeing things the way God sees them. We can see things from Heaven down. 

Rather than viewing the affairs of today through our earthly eyes, let us set our mind on a heavenly order and perspective. Let’s perceive from the mind of Christ, not the mind of the world. 

If your viewpoint isn’t one of hope, redemption, and restoration, you are probably not thinking from the mind of Christ! 

Emma Burchell

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