Posted by: bshelley | July 15, 2009

Set Your Mind on Things Above


Today’s Verse: Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. NASB

There may be a few out there who are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good, but I don’t know any of them. I think that is Paul’s point. We do not have any problem at all keeping our minds on the things of this earth, do we? The worries of the world and cares of living life dominate our thoughts. If not, why do books on how to improve you prayer life, quiet time, etc. sell so well at Christian book stores? We are not in any danger of becoming too heavenly minded. If we in fact had more Christians even close to that, the work of the church would be much advanced. We need heaven gazers. That is those who look to the things above for guidance and wisdom to meet the challenges of our lives. We need to spend more time in prayer asking God to help us to develop a better “heaven view”. We give our Christian beliefs some word service and our heavenly home some thought now and again, but in the main that is not what dominates our thoughts. Let’s start practicing being more heavenly minded today. Let’s focus more on the things above than the things below.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.


  1. Excellent message–thanks for the encouragement.

  2. let me be a heaven gazer moving forward. thanks for the wonderful post!

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