Old life new life
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Colossians 3: 1-4 (NIVUK)
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Do you see what Paul is saying here? If we are going to embrace resurrection we need to start living in such a way that we are not defeated by the failures of the world around us.
Our minds are being raised to a new way of thinking. We can’t deny the pain and the suffering,
But we can react to it with a resurrection mindset. When we do, it must be hidden in Christ. We cannot claim it is our doing.
We can begin to understand our purpose through the perspective of the resurrection. Our old life’s way of reacting has gone, it is counted as dead — our new perspective is linked into Jesus. You might say we have a resurrection link, we’re networked into the bank of eternity. We can draw down from it through faith in Christ. We cannot claim it is our doing. Jesus Christ is our hidden source of income and energy. This is the energy that changes mindsets and offers a new way to live.
Old Life new Life
You are truly our hidden source
Come reveal yourself once more
Enter our homes
Come live in us
That we might live out
Revealing the glory of life itself
We pray for those who feel all is lost
Those who cannot hope again
Those for whom faith is a hidden mystery
And love a forlorn dream
Break through their human limitations
That they might encounter resurrection power
Revealing your glory in their lives