Who's Being Held?
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1
Don't panic, but right now something is holding on to you. All around you, entwining your whole body right now, is something that you cannot see, and it is either dragging you away from Heaven or anchoring you to it.
What is holding you right now is desire.
Listen, all of you reading this are in different stages of life. For some of you, it's like you are in the penthouse; your view of life couldn't be better. But for some of you, it's like you're stuck in the parking structure. You feel like you're five levels down and you're just struggling to get back to sea level, barely keeping your head above water.
It is to all of us, regardless of our stage in life, that Paul wrote to remind us of one great truth-that the grave is empty. No matter whether we're in the penthouse or the parking structure, the grave is empty. Jesus is alive!
And why does that matter to all of us? Because it means that there is no limit on our lives anymore. Not even death can hold us down! The Lord wants to take you further, but perhaps something is holding you back.
That's why Paul says, If you have been raised with Christ. Do you recognize that reality today? That Jesus was raised and that you have been raised with Him? If so, then seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
Desire Heaven. Desire God. Desire His throne, His Lordship, over your life. Set your mind on these things! Seek them!
Why? Because it breaks off of you the things that keep you down. It busts open the ceiling on your penthouse and puts a heavenly elevator into your parking garage. Whether your position in this world is high or low, position in this world is a chain to our souls when we forget our true position-raised with Christ.
If you have been raised with Christ today, then forget the things of this world. Set your eyes on something higher, where Jesus is, sitting at the right hand of His Father.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You that I am raised with You! I choose today to set my focus and desire on heavenly things and not on things of this world. You are worth more than the whole world, so I pursue You, and I know that You will store up for me true riches in Heaven.