#February 22, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Colossians 3:1-3, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”
The apostle Paul tells us to keep our focus on Christ. Since we "have been raised with Christ"—baptized in His Name, our sins have been buried with Him, and our resurrected life is already assured in Him. So let's live that life right now, for all its worth, because our destiny is already secure in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Life in Christ is a life that turns its back on sin, immorality, guilt, prejudice, and ignorance. God has given us the power through our redemption to address life's realities with forgiveness, compassion, acceptance,and purposeful service to others. In other words live life boldly in the grace of God.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord Jesus, give me eyes of faith to see clearly the life you have given me to live, with my heart rejoicing in your grace, and my mind set on you and your Word. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.