A Life-changing Verse

  • Nov. 12, 2017
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I just love this life-changing verse in Colossians chapter 3, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” 

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. I just love this life-changing verse in Colossians chapter 3, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” But you know what? That perspective doesn’t happen without suffering.  People whose lives are unscathed by affliction have a less energetic hope. Oh, they are glad to know they are going to heaven, but were it not for suffering, they would just go on their merry way. But suffering wakes us up from our spiritual slumber and turns our hearts toward the future, like a mother turning the face of her child, insisting, “Look this way!” Once heaven has our attention, earth’s pleasures pale in comparison. We get on fire for kingdom realities that are out of this world. We become like that “city on a hilltop” or “a lamp . . . placed on a stand.” So friend, set your mind on things above and just watch your life change. 

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