“…set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.” (Colossians 3:2, Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)
The qualities of life that demand our contemplation and focus are spiritual. They are those right ideas of being that transcend material sense and are readily available no matter what may seem to be going on humanly. These higher things are holier, and yet they are forever present and available right where we are.
We must open our eyes to these perpetual verities of life and keep our gaze upon them. Abundance is not a quality of matter, but one of God, of Love’s plenty. We don’t gain heaven by focusing on earth. We don’t truly achieve that peace and plenty that is ours to enjoy by limiting it to what we can gain materially—money, power, prestige. These are ultimately unsatisfying, because they are not of God, not full in goodness and rightness and permanence.
Set your mind on God, true goodness, and you will see the gifts that are truly yours right here and now and always. Keep your minds set on these things—love, compassion, joy, peace, humility, kindness, satisfaction, selflessness, hope, understanding, and a willingness to live and love as God would have us do, and to feel the true richness in that.
These higher things are established in God and free to all. They supply us with everything that is truly needful and wonderful, worthy of knowing and feeling and accepting as our own, today and forever.
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