"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."
Insight: No one can else can see what goes on inside our heart & our mind, but everything we do and everything we become is shaped by these two powerful forces. Many things clamor for our attention and affections - it takes an intentional, disciplined effort to daily set our hearts and minds on Christ, but it is the only way to experience the true riches of the lives we were meant to live in Him.
Prayer: Father, sometimes my mind and my heart can become consumed with other things without me even realizing what has happened. Worries, fears, goals, ambitions, unforgivenesss, pride - all these things and more can crowd You out. Help me each day to set my mind and my heart on You - seeking You first above all things and trusting the rest to You. Let me know by a nudge of your Holy Spirit in my heart when I have allowed my mind or my heart to be filled with anything other You. My life is in You, Jesus. Amen.