JESUS ONLY: Part 2 (Day 6)

 Week 6, Day 6 - Friday

Let’s begin today with our scripture in the NLT version: "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. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory."

Paul is telling the Colossians about the new way Christ intended them to live. He points us all to Christ’s resurrection and His place in heaven at the right hand of God, along with the promise that we will be hidden with Him in this new way of life. But, Jesus never intended for us to wait until He returns to change the way we live. He intended for us to live now on earth as we will live one day with Him when He returns. Then the world will see Him in all His glory.

We can see how he intended us to live here on earth by checking out what He taught His disciples. When he left earth for heaven, He didn’t tell them to find a safe place and wait for Him to come back. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus told them to go and make disciples everywhere, teaching them to obey everything He taught. So, we can set our hearts and minds on all that will bring glory to God and count for eternity, reaching out with love, generosity, and forgiveness, and growing in the fruit of the Spirit. 

Reflection Question(s)

Who may God be calling you to reach out to with His love and compassion?

What is one take-away you’ve gleaned from this week’s devotionals?

Prayer 

Jesus, I’m so thankful for Your love and Your promises. I look forward to the day I will see You face to face and behold Your glory. Today, show me someone in my life who needs to know they are loved and cared for like You love and care for me. Open a door for me to reach out to them to be Your hands extended. I want to live now the way I will live when You return. 

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