A Heart On Fire OLS — Week Six #1

Where is your mind these days?

Do you think mostly about circumstances, people, possessions, your job, troubles and life’s challenges?

Things on earth. We face these things every day because, for a brief time, in light of eternity, we live here on earth. There is something to remember, however, that will help us during our pilgrimage on our way to heaven. And that is, we are united with Christ, He is our life, and our life is hidden with Christ in God (Romans 6:5, Colossians 3:3-4). Because of these powerful truths, we can step beyond the here and now, and focus on something higher and better. This focus and perspective gives us a strength in the present to help us make it through difficult times. We then can live above our circumstances.

Paul exhorts his fellow pilgrims,

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
Colossians 3:3

So again I ask, Where is your mind these days?

When we set our mind on things above, we fix our eyes on Jesus. We realize that He is stronger than anything we come up against in our lives. We realize that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). We know that He is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). When our mind is set on things above, then we take hold of every promise God has given us, and literally count those promises as personal possessions to carry us through adversity and trials.

In Week 6, Days 1-3 of A Heart On Fire we studied some of the very best passages in the Bible teaching the truths of who we are in Christ. We discovered that we are blessed with every spiritual blessing, chosen, predestined, adopted as children, recipients of grace lavished upon us, redeemed, forgiven, sealed with the Holy Spirit, given the hope of His calling, and are God’s own possession. We truly are spiritual multimillionaires!

Do you know how rich you really are in Christ? The things of this world on earth pass away, but what you have in Christ can never pass away. Oh what a powerful truth this is.

Today, will you set your mind on things above, where Christ is, and rest in the hope and blessing you have from Him and in Him?

Your assignment this week is the Week 6, Days 4-7, in A Heart On Fire.

♥ God bless you as you continue this great adventure of knowing Him!

Catherine

Sola Scriptura

In our discussion, I would love for all of us to share the answers to these questions: How did your study of Christ as your life strengthen you and give you hope this week? What was your favorite part of your study this week?

Please comment.

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