Devotional reading

Colossians 3:1-10 KJV Put on the New Self

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

 

Words of encouragement:

How can we put on a new self and put our minds on things above? 

God is telling us that we should look for the things of God. Let us look for things that please God. Let us obey his Word. 
Let us look for the Fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 
Let us pray today, that God will give us a mind that is transformed more and more into the image of His Son Jesus Christ.
We are in the middle of a spiritual war and we need to find peace within that war. We can find it in Jesus Christ.
Start with things like looking at the sky in the morning, when the sun rises. Just that alone is a miracle. Be thankful that God woke you up again, to look at the sunrise. He had mercy again. The Bible says His mercies are new every morning. We should be thankful for that. So start praising God for who He is right now and see the blessings falling down from heaven. Grab them. Be blessed. God loves you very much. He wants you to be happy. 
AMEN
 
May God bless you in your walk with Him in 2018. May He give you joy, peace and more love. May He prosper all that you put your hands to in the Name of Jesus.