Sometimes, as I read scriptures I’ve read over and over, I’m reminded that these ancient words are for today, for now. In Colossians 3, Paul gives a simple, but timely exhortation for today:
Since you’ve been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at the right hand in the place of honor and power. Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not only think only about things down here on earth. For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3
As a Mom, my days are often filled with to-do lists, what to make for dinner, and home school tasks. But as I read these verses, I’m reminded that these things are temporary. What isn’t temporary is my children’s eternal destiny and they are my mission today. I’m a missionary in my own home. I have the responsibility and privilege to share Jesus Christ, the one I love and have given my life to, with my four children. I can point them to HIM as we navigate through daily disciplines, fights with sisters, and the beauty of the sky outside our door. It’s no simple task for me and it’s no simple task for you, if you also have this privilege. Let heaven fill your thoughts and point others to creator of it all!
This is how I will flourish today!