A Prayer to Set Your Thoughts on Issues Above
By: Alisha Headley
“Set your thoughts on issues above, not on issues of this world.” (Colossians 3:2)
Excited about “issues above” sounds unbelievable in principle. It could hold our minds from always dwelling on the native information, world pandemics, political controversy, and even the mundane life duties in entrance of us.
However how is one to probably take into consideration ideas from above, once we are inundated with hundreds of ideas all day? Analysis shows we will suppose as much as 60,000 ideas every day. 80% of these ideas tend to be unfavorable.
In at present’s verse, Paul instructs the Colossian church to suppose on issues above. He means, hold a heavenly perspective as you go about your day. How can we do that when our pure tendency is to suppose from an earthly perspective?
Paul encourages us to consider what God is considering. To see life from God’s perspective and never the world’s perspective. To do that, we should go to the supply of God’s pondering: the Phrase. We should put God’s Phrase above the world’s phrase every day, all all through the day. We see life from God’s perspective once we know His Phrase above all else.
If we don’t have God’s “phrase so engraved on the pill of our coronary heart,” as Proverbs 7:3 says, then the world’s perspective on our lives will quickly overtake us, overwhelm us, and in the end turn out to be what we take into consideration and start to consider as reality.
In a world stuffed with unfavorable ideas and evil concepts thrown at us on daily basis, let’s be warriors for our minds, and to take action, let’s know the Phrase. Tell us God’s “residing, respiratory and energetic phrase” (Hebrews 4:12) greater than we all know the world’s phrase. We should replenish with the reality of God’s Phrase over the lies of the world, for the world is led by the enemy and he’s “the daddy of all lies.” (John 8:44)
So, let’s take Paul’s directions at present, and start to consider issues above, issues that our Creator thinks about and His functions, relatively than what we will see on the earth round us.
We’d like you. We’d like your energy to pay attention to our ideas. We’d like your discernment to carry Scripture to our thoughts, to fill our minds together with your reality. We’d like the reminder that something that contradicts your Phrase is a lie. And if what we’re excited about doesn’t align together with your Phrase that you just communicate to us within the Bible, assist us to see it for what it’s and to cease excited about it.
Thanks that you just left us with the Bible to stroll by this world, in order that we don’t need to stroll round aimlessly. Thanks for leaving us with the Holy Spirit to information and frequently lead us again to your reality. We ask that you’d immediate us all through on daily basis to ask ourselves with each thought that enters our thoughts whether it is out of your Phrase or the world’s phrase. We need to be servants for you and warriors for you, and there’s a battle for our minds, and we ask that you just remind us that we serve you – the one who conquered this conflict years in the past by sending your son to die on the cross for us defeating demise (Colossians 2:15).
Thanks for giving us the “energy and authority to tramples on snakes and scorpions and to beat the facility of the enemy” (Luke 10:19), and to beat the battle for our thought life. We’re victors although you.
In Jesus’ title we pray,
Alisha Headley is a author and speaker who has a need to fulfill the on a regular basis girl in her on a regular basis life with biblical reality. Therapeutic from a chapter of life consumed with lies she as soon as believed about herself, she is impressed to level girls to Christ to expertise the liberty and energy to beat these lies with the reality written in God’s Phrase. You possibly can observe her weblog by visiting her website or join along with her on facebook + instagram.
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