Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Colossians 3:1–3

"Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God."

Because of our connection to Jesus, we are now citizens of two worlds: heaven and earth. Thus we are to operate in both realms, as Jesus does. Paul says to "set our sights on the realities of heaven." What does this mean? It means reminding ourselves of what Jesus did and what he's doing now. He's ruling everything from the place of honor and power. He's preparing to reveal his glory to the whole world at the appointed time. He's worshiped in heaven, and when we worship on earth, we connect to that heavenly worship. Enjoy your dual citizenship!