“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. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4 NLT)
We have been raised to new life in Christ and so we are now living the Christ-life which lives focused on heaven’s realities. According to heaven’s realities we walk in divine health (see 1 Peter 2:24). According to heaven’s realities our every need has already been supplied(see Philippians 4:19). However, the realities of heaven can only be experienced by faith.
Today, renew your mind with God’s word and let heaven’s realities change your environment. As you embrace the Christ-life you will walk in complete deliverance. As you walk in the Christ-life your failures will be seen only as preludes to success and victory(see 1 John 5:4). Even when it seems like your going through a tough time in life you will choose to remind yourself of God’s promises through his word and constantly strengthen your heart until breakthrough comes (see Psalm 23; Psalm 27:14). Your negative circumstances are not God’s best for you and you must understand this. Paul teaches, “God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation](2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP)." Today enjoy the Christ-life.
Steve Tolbert is an emerging revivalist who is passionate about drawing people closer to God.