If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
There is a tendency in the modern church to keep our eyes fixed on things below. We allow God to enter in at the periphery to help us with human relationships, but human relationships remain the focus of our endeavors. We say, “I don’t want to be too heavenly minded to be of earthly good!” but we end up with Christians who are empty, powerless, and superficial in things of the faith.
Paul tells us to keep our minds fixed above, to be heavenly minded so that we might be of earthly good. The only way to be of value as a Christian is to be so fixed on Christ, so filled with Christ, that we overflow Christ into the world.
Make this your aim today. Even as you deal with all of your daily circumstances, your daily joys and daily trials, keep your mind on Christ. Remember the glories of his grace. Bring to mind portions of his Word. Whisper prayers to him throughout the day. Let all of your actions be guided by the mind of Christ and the goal of glorifying God.