Colossians 3 tells us to set our hearts and minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Reading, knowing, and studying God’s word serves many purposes, but one of the greatest is to help us live in a healthy way.
I did it again today. I partook of a conversation that focused exclusively on earthly things, and God immediately put Colossians 3 in my head.
Set is an action, to place something in a specified place or position. Regularly we set timers and alarm clocks, goals and deadlines. Setting is an integral part of our lives. So why do we not regularly set our hearts and minds on things not of this place? Especially if it improves our health. This is not our home, after all. Satan knows when to catch me off guard and have me focus on all that is suffocating to a soul and darkens a spirit. He distracts me from the light that is just beyond the swirl of black. Setting takes focus, energy, and sometimes even strength, but for my health, and for your health, maybe it’s time to set our hearts, minds, ears, eyes, thoughts, and soul, on things above. God knows what will keep us healthy, but our enemy also knows. Distraction is one of his greatest ploys.
Time for a reset, yet again.