Daily Worship

Tuesday

April 18, 2017 0

Colossians 3: 1-4

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[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Our reading this morning reminds us that we have been raised with Christ. In other words the 

resurrection of Jesus has a direct impact on the mindset of anyone who claims to be a follower of Jesus. We are people of the coming Kingdom that has just arrived. It is the Holy Spirit at work in our lives bringing about the transformation. 

The Spirit begins to help us act out a selfless lifestyle. He changes our hearts to think in a new way, by putting others first. He calls us into a lifestyle that looks beyond the material value of things, helping us to value that which is eternal. 

Writing to the Corinthians in chapter 13, Paul speaks of the eternal currency of love. Faith and hope are in themselves part of the eternal attributes of the Christian’s witness, but it is love that is listed as the greatest. As we continue to reflect on the resurrection of Jesus this eastertide, take a moment to be thankful that you have awakened to a new day. Now go and live it in the power of the resurrection.

 

 

 

Thank you Lord for a new day 

For the gift of sleep

For the wakening moments - the silence - the ‘coming to’

When once again

We hear the sound of 

Birds singing

Cars whizzing by

The hustle and bustle of people

Coming and going

 

Thank you for the resurrection of life

Into a new day

Giving us

The opportunity to live once more.

 

Open our minds today 

To do your will

To be content wherever we find ourselves

Whether reading the paper 

Caring for a loved one

Or driving home after a nightshift

Thank you for Tuesdays

Bacon sizzling in the pan

The sound of the radio in the background

The promise of Spring and new beginnings

The feeling that all will be well

Because Tuesday can be another day of resurrection power