Scripture: Colossians 3:1–3, NKJV
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 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 3:1-3, NKJV)
If you are a serious practitioner of KingdomNomics, you are living a power-driven life. The person of Jesus Christ has become the power within your life to bring you into conformity with the will of God for his purpose in this world.
You are also seeking the things above. Your life is also becoming increasingly hidden in Christ as you strategically invest your time, talent, and treasure into advancing the kingdom of God.
What are some of the characteristics of the person whose life is hidden in Christ?
“Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work’” (John 4:34, NKJV).
You will be focused on doing the will of God and accomplishing the work he has for you to do. You will also be consumed in doing these tasks, “His disciples remembered that it is written: ‘Zeal for your house will consume me’” (John 2:17, NIV).
Doing the will of God and being zealous for him are indications the Word of God is operating in your life. The power of the cross will crucify the passions and desires of the flesh and keep the lures of the world at bay. This transformation grows us from being “getters” to becoming “givers” who are willing to exchange the perishable things of this world for the immortal values of the real world to come.
Increasingly, the fruit of the Spirit will manifest itself in our lives. Our objective will be to develop into low-profile, high-impact players on the field of life to help fulfill the Great Commission. What a privilege to think God would allow us to partner with him!
Today, ask yourself:
Does my life show that my heart and mind are focused on the things above? Am I tangibly involved in God’s program for this world?