Penny for your Thoughts?
Colossians 3:1-4 1Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
I think we would all admit we have let our earthly problems bring us down at one time or another. No one can hope to be happy if all they have are material thoughts. This is the reason Paul reminds us of our heavenly home. We are to constantly seek things above. You will quickly realize that God is in control and He will never fail you. Knowing you must rely on God will also keep you humble. We know of Moses as a great leader of the children is Israel. But we also read in Numbers 12:3 “Now the man Moses was very humble, more so than anyone else on the face of the earth.” Moses, who basically lived in God’s presence toward the end of his life was a most humble man who fully relied on God. This humility is pleasing to God and keeps us open to His plan for us.
Philippians 4:8-9 8Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Keep giving your earthly problems to God and dwell on things above and you will soon know the meaning of “the peace that passes all understanding.” (Philippians 4:7)