Focus

Beloved of Christ Jesus, the Word of God in Colossians 3:2 says; “Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value].” (AMP) The apostle Paul advised that every believer should always focus his mind on the things above and prioritize spiritual things more than anything else on this earth. Why? Because the earth is not an eternal home for believers. The earth is our temporary home – we are only immigrants. Our real citizenship is the Kingdom of Heaven. “For we know that if the earthly tent [our physical body] which is our house is torn down [through death], we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” (2 Corinthians 5:1 – AMP).

Since our time here is short and limited, it would be good if we use every opportunity that we have. That is why God has given us for a clear task that we may apply the heavenly lifestyle, “that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” (Philippians 2:15 –  RSV). We become a channel of blessing, not a stumbling block; and be the salt and the light to people around us. Beloved of Christ Jesus, as the heavenly citizens our attitudes and deeds should also reflect and manifest the glory of God. May our Lord Jesus Christ bless you all. Amin!