Looking...

"So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ-that's where the action is. See things from his perspective." Colossians 3:1,2 are some great verses...without a filter. Paul is pretty straight forward here. These verses make me think. Am I serious about living for Christ? Do I act like it? Where do I look when I'm walking?

I know, I'm guilty of being absorbed with the things right in front of me. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fun, diapers, laundry, laughing, school, neighbors, arguments, cleaning. Life never stops. What is going on around Christ? What does He see in my life that should be more focused? Am I investing where I should? Sometimes investing where we should is just simply loving. Loving others. Loving takes time, and it's a hard thing to give. I have a new neighbor, Helen. Helen is a young mom with two little boys, and she is lonely. Recently, she has just started coming over with her boys. She knows sometimes it's when I have to make dinner, but she just talks while I cook. She is so sweet, and she needs a friend. It's really not hard at all to spend time with her...it's just time. It's a daily choice to look up and see life and people from God's perspective.

This week put a post-it note on your mirror that says "look up" and remember to look at life through Christ's perspective.

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