Ginrich's Devotional Blog

June 4, 2019

Part of the Action

Filed under: Christ,Father,prayer,troubles,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:10 pm

Colossians 3:1-2   So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it.  Pursue the things over which Christ presides.  Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you.  Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is.  See things from His perspective. (Message Translation)

This translation is pretty straight forward on how it says it.  If we are really serious about following Christ, we would put more effort into following His example.  He drew apart from others often to talk one-on-one with His Father.  He was never absorbed with the day to day but focused on the needs around Him.  How alert are we to the needs of others around us? When we greet someone with “Hi, how are you?” and they politely answer fine, do really hear the tone of their voice or the look in their eyes?  Whey I do the chaplain hospital rounds and ask a patient how they are and they answer fine, I ask if that is why their here.  Quite often they open up and share their fears or heart aches with me and we end by praying together.  Let us not be so absorbed in our own “problems” (God is in control of them) that we have blind eyes to the problems of others.  Let us be a part of the action of Christ around us.

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