It is a choice
Good morning brothers and sisters. Today lets focus on Christ. You know I think we are so removed from what He did for us that we don't really think of it. It is not even passion anymore. Do you realize that we must chose to think about Him? We must lay down our wickedness. We don't like to think that we are wicked but we are. We all like to think we are good people. And we are. But good does not mean God-like. Let's look at Colossians 3: 1-11. 1- If then you were raised with Christ, SEEK those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2- SET your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Here are two physical things we can be doing. Seeking and setting our minds on Godly things. 3- For you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4- When Christ who is OUR LIFE appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. 5- Therefore PUT to death your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6- Because of these things the wrath of God IS coming upon the sons of disobedience. 7- in which you yourselves ONCE walked when you LIVED in them. See it tells us to put the down. I think I have heard my whole life that Jesus will take them. And that is partly true. I first must give them to Him before He can take them. And I can't go back and pick it up again. And He tells us what the outcome is, if we chose not to. The wrath of God. See this is the part no one wants to talk about. The punishment for disobedience. This is why I am highly unpopular. Because I lay it back down in our own hands. 8- BUT now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Ok here are some we can put down. What a great place to live if these were not part of it. 9- Do not lie to one another; since you have put off the old man with his deeds 10- and have put on the new man who is RENEWED in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11- where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, BUT CHRIST IS ALL AND IN ALL. We get a renewal of spirit and knowledge when we lay it down and pick up Christ. We can do this, we were created in Their image. If the Bible says we can, we can. But it is our choice to do it. Have a blessed day! Walk in the new you that Christ has given you! Rise up children of God, rise up!