“Dear” is the way I learned to address a letter that I was writing. It has lost its meaning as “Hey, how ya’ doin’?” doesn’t really ask how someone is. I want you to know that, as I’ve gotten to know many of you, I do mean that you are dear. Who am I to ever compare myself to Paul, but I feel how he did as he communicated his love and care for his brothers and sisters. I think that is why we have naturally gravitated to our prayer thread, which by the way, can be accessed using this link: https://connect.rzim.org/g/Interested_in_Prayer I hope I got that right. If not, go to @Interested_in_Prayer and Carson can correct me.
Breaks over and it’s time to hit chapter 3 of Colossians! It’s a fantastic chapter. Colossians has been such a precious book.
I will ask a question of the verses that we have to memorize this week and that is: What are practical things that you do to set your minds on things above? Your input could be helpful in assisting one of us. Here are the verses:
Colossians 3:1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. (ESV)
Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (KJV)
Realize dear saints, we are not really of this world any longer. We live down here, but we have the mind of Christ who is at the right hand of the Father. Let’s not waste our thought lives.