Thursday, 1 September 2016

LIVING ABOVE




LIGHTHOUSE ABUJA DEVOTIONAL
1st September, 2016.
Colossians 3:1-3 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God . Set your mind on things above and not on earthly things.”

As children of God it is important that we remember that even though we live in this world we are not of the world. (John 15: 19). We are called to operate in a different dimension as ambassadors of our Father.


2nd Corinthians 5: 20 “Now then we are ambassadors of Christ as though God did beseech you by us, we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God”

An ambassador is an accredited diplomat sent by a state or its permanent representative in a foreign country. An ambassador even though he lives in a foreign country still benefits and have the total backing of his county. So he may live in a country where the citizens are undergoing hunger for instance but his country will ensure that he has lack for nothing.

That in essence is how God expects us to live. We must live in the consciousness that we are citizens of heaven and the earth is just a foreign country where we reside. We must operate in that truth and operate the principles of heaven even upon the earth.

Our language and lifestyle must be as those of heaven. We must operate like our father and live in the abundance that he has provided for us. We must promote the culture of our home and not try to live or please the country that is our temporary abode.

Ambassadors do not worry about what they will wear or the food they will eat, their responsibility is to do the work which they have been called to do while it is the responsibility of their home country to provide all they need. The only difference for them is the physical residence; everything which is enjoyed by the citizens of their home country is also their privilege in this foreign land.

You have no business being worried about what to eat, drink or wear. You are already covered. The country that sent you has already provided all you need to make it in life, all you need to do is to carry out your assignment. (Matthew 6: 25-34) Everything you need for life and godliness is already provided.

Set your mind on things above; that is where God sees you, above. Do not be entangled with the affairs of the earth. Call home and live like the ambassador that you are.

Today is a gift; don’t let it go to waste.



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