Colossians 3: 1-2 The Message
So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.
1. Pursue The Things over which Christ presides.
Great statement, but what are "those things?" What does it mean to "preside?"
1. (v. i.) To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate.2. (v. i.) To exercise superintendence; to watch over.
So, if that is the case we are to pursue things like a place of authority, to occupy it, to regulate. That is BIG!! That is not some person who just sits by and thinks they can't accomplish anything.. you actually can accomplish ANYTHING through Christ!! Here is a challenge for you today.. start looking in the bible!! Google things like.. God's Authority, Church, Health, Life, Freedom, Deliverance.. there are thousands of places to look. What it will give you is the confidence Christ was willing to die for. He didn't die to take HIS CONFIDENCE WITH HIM.. HE DIED TO GIVE IT TO YOU! PURSUE!! (TWEET THAT)
2. What is Going On?
We read in this scripture to LOOK UP, BE ALERT, SEE WHAT IS GOING ON. Those all require a daily action. A morning battle plan. It requires EFFORT. I counsel people ALL THE TIME and more than half of what I say to people can be easily obtained by living into the proper perspective of who you are. It would be ridiculous to go to a football game, run out to a field in a jacket and tie and expect to get into the game and even be productive. That's not dressed for the situation, that's not prior planning, that's not knowing WHAT IS GOING ON.
3. Christ's Perspective
IT IS FINISHED. All that needed to be taught, all that needed to be mastered, all that needed to be won.. DONE. FOR YOU! His perspective is, now that it is done and done perfectly, you have all opportunity to live it. For me, perspective is, although afflicted, I AM HEALED. Although I don't know where things will ultimately come from.. HE IS MY PROVIDER. When I feel in a crazy wild out of control world things losing perspective.. HE IS PERSPECTIVE. He is TRUTH and LIFE.
I am a patriotic American, I love my country and fought for it, however, I am a child of God first. I have so many well meaning friends close and distant, (who are Christian), more concerned with sharing their "GODLY VALUE" of our politics, country, Presidential candidate, Gun Laws, Sex laws, Sex choices and blasting their small minded thoughts on a large platform called social media. It is downright lazy. LAZY to not gain proper perspective. To speak from proper perspective, To motivate from proper perspective and to live from proper perspective. I may have stepped on toes today and that is exactly what I expected to do. WHAT IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE? Christ or anything else? If it is Him.. Christ.... That is where the action is!!! Okay, okay...Let's pause... I still love you and hope you love me... Just remember that through it all..... #GODSGOTTHIS and #NEVERNEVERQUIT!
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