Hid with Christ...in God!
By Joe Keim
May 1, 2021
I would like to encourage you with a scripture passage that God impressed on my heart the past few days. It is reminders like these that will keep us on track and heading in the right direction, particularly during these difficult and dark days in history.
The Holy Spirit says, “Set your affection (mind) on things above, not on things on the earth" (Col 3:2). Let’s be honest, it is so much easier, and natural, to walk in the flesh - to be consumed with the things on earth. On the other hand, it requires a lot of hard work and continuous effort to walk in the Spirit – to set and keep our mind on things above. But let us consider the results of the two very opposite approaches. The first approach results in mental turmoil and unrest. The second results in life and peace.
The Spirit of God goes on to say in the very next verse, “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Col 3:3). Is that not that awesome?! Not only does God tell us to stay focused in these days of great confusion, but He promises us double protection. He says that our life is (1) hid with Christ, and (2) in God. Imagine Jesus putting your entire being in His cupped hands and then closing them, hiding you completely. The Father then walks over and cups His hands around the hands of Jesus, wholly encompassing them. Double protection! Peace. No worries. Securely held and cherished in the hands of our Mighty Creator and Savior for all eternity!
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