I Timothy: Dialed In To Character - Monday
- In what ways do you follow well?
- What would your ability to lead look like if you were wholeheartedly following the only One worth following?
- Read 1 Timothy this week. Yes, the whole book.
Colossians 3:1-2 (NLT) Since you have been raised to new life with Christ...
Have you ever been accused of not having any sense? You make a dumb decision without thinking it through and people say, "She has no sense!" There've been times in my life when I have to wonder myself if I had any sense. Like when I swung our cat around by his tail or when I used the same science fair project 3 years in a row! I had no sense for the outcome of those stellar moments! Ever lost your sense?
Like me, you may not have a lot of "sense," but I'm here to tell you that you do have a "since." Paul reminds us as Christ-followers that we do have a "because of." "Since" we have been raised to new life with Christ, we actually have the ability to set our thoughts and affections on things that are not of this world, things that are Heavenly. Without the new life in Christ, without that "since," we are stuck in an old life that dwells on the blues of this life. But the good news is that we do have a "since."
When you look around at the things of this life and get fearful, depressed or stressed out, have some "since." Take hold of the gift God has given you of new life, new thoughts and new affections. Set your mind on Heaven and have hope. Choose joy. Rest. Laugh out loud. Make people think you have absolutely no "sense" at all and be grateful that you have all the "since" in the world - another world.
Take a few minutes today to be still and silent. Focus your mind on Heaven and imagine what it's going to be like to be in the presence of Jesus.