In order to set your minds on things from above, it is necessary to resurrect with Christ. Otherwise, it is not possible to think about something, where you do not exist! You must first get there. And we get (transfer) there, through this action: “For ye died… (ye are dead)”
That is, first is the death for this world and the consequence – the resurrection with Christ in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Further, verse five:
“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (Colossians 3:5)
The days go by, the weeks, the months, and the years… But something is missing inside my heart. I try to fill the void. I even try to change myself. Become a better parent, friend, neighbor. I ask myself, why can’t I achieve a heart that is content and happy? At the end of the day, I am left with all that I have inside. Last week was better, I found something to keep me busy, I found something that made me happy. For some reason it didn’t last very long… I see the grass and it really does seem so much greener on the other side. Maybe if I get this new job… maybe if I buy a house… But it just never ends, there is always something I feel I’m chasing after, yet I am still left with this void inside…
What is true happiness that doesn’t fade? Happiness that is independent of everything that is around me?
And this is when I heard: Happiness is Real! And it is Only in the freedom of Jesus Christ! This happiness was brought not just for me, but for all people! I heard: “Just believe!” I realized, I was in need of a Savior!
“For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died in Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.” (Romans 6:7-8)
“I am the door; by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” (John 10:9)
Now I experience a completely different state! I am now righteous, because I was crucified and resurrected with Him!
This life is temporary. It fades. It doesn’t last! There is another world, another Kingdom! We were created for this world and for Him to live in us!
This is the way, this is true happiness! And now I experience a completely different state!
The days go by, the weeks, the months, and the years… But I am saved and I experience peace, joy, and righteousness in my heart! Thank you Lord for your Great mercy!