Shifting Atmospheres

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 

Colossians 3:2-3 NKJV

In other words, stop thinking about all the drama down here on earth, the could be’s, should be’s, could have been’s, would haves, what if’s etc…. instead shift your mind to think on the Lord, his goodness, protection, comfort, plans, and love for you. When we focus on Him in our thoughts, it pulls our hearts up out of the anxiety and drama of today and into an eternal perspective. It causes our souls to be rooted and grounded in His love which casts out all fear. It also gives us the ability to love those around us instead of reacting to them.

To shift atmospheres in your thinking start your day in the Word. Practice gratitude: for Jesus, His beautiful creation, your family, the breath in your lungs, clouds… whatever you are thankful for… and then rest knowing you are hidden in Jesus in God. Think of being hidden this way, you are being hugged tightly by Jesus and He is being hugged tightly by God. What a beautiful picture to start the day! Certainly, this is where I want my mind focused today. 




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