We are commanded to set our hearts and minds on things above – that is heaven. I believe God gives us this command because it is not natural to think this way. I would venture to say that we are regularly disobedient to this command.
Do you ever watch those commercials for the beach resorts and think I wish I were there right now? Ohio winters can do that to you! I can easily close my eyes and picture myself on a beach in the tropics. Try obeying Colossians 3 for just one minute right there in front of your computer. Sit and picture heaven… Now – take the command a step further – let it change your thinking for the next hour…the next day… the next week. Now set your heart and mind on things above permanently!
C.S. Lewis said “If you read history, you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were those who thought most of the next.”
God’s word says, “Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.” Does it change your perspective on that problem you are facing, the trial you are in, the hopelessness you feel today, the anger that is deep down, or your plans for the future?