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I was a Christian for years before I ever found my life. I was saved and on my way to heaven but I had no clue what my life was all about, because it was all hidden, and I had to find it. Your life is hidden and you have to find it, and the way to find it is found in Colossians 3:1-3, “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.” In order to find our ‘real’ life we have to get our mind ‘set’ on the things above, where our life is hidden, and not on the things that are on this earth. We were raised with Christ, we died with Him, we were buried with Him, and we’re seated with Him, therefore, seek those things above, in the spirit realm, where Christ is, because our real life is hidden there. We’re not who we think we are or what anybody else has told us we are; we’re who God says we are; so, to find out who we are, we have to set our mind on things above and not on things that are on this earth.

In John’s gospel, one day, some men came to Phillip and said, “Sir, we would see Jesus.” When we’re looking into the Word of God (things above), we have to be like these men, we’ve got to see Jesus. Whichever book in the Bible we’re reading, it’s about Him. He’s God in the flesh, He’s the way and the only way, He is the truth, and He is the light of the world. He’s on every page throughout the Bible. One of the reasons we need to see Jesus is found in Romans 8:29, which says you and I have been “predestined” to be conformed to the image of Jesus. Once we’re born again God wants us to look just like Jesus. That doesn’t mean we’re going to have the same exact personality; what it means is; our personalities are going to be conformed to the image of Jesus and we’ll do what Jesus did; think like Jesus thought, and we’ll act like Jesus acted.

Ephesians 4:17, “This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the ‘futility’ of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.” The reason they are alienated from the life of God is because of ignorance and a lack of understanding. The word ‘futility’ there means deprived or void of truth. Basically he’s saying, “don’t walk around like the Gentiles do, in the futility of their mind (empty headedness), instead walk around realizing what God has said about you, what God has promised, and what God has said.” II Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” Notice, as we ‘behold’ Him, which means ‘to focus on’. In other words we are what we focus on. If you’ll begin to focus on the goodness of God, the grace of God, the love of God, what God has created you to be in Christ, then you’ll be conformed to that. So, therefore, set your mind on things above, then you’ll start to hear the Word of God, and it will change your life and your destiny!

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