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Something Greater

I've been thinking a lot lately about setting my mind on things above. (Col. 3:2)

It's not an easy thing to do when dealing with daily worries, struggles, and happenings down here below. It seems so natural to get wrapped up in the every day, the mundane, the daily-ness of life. I guess that's why the Holy Spirit prompted the Apostle Paul to remind us about it. 

I've been reminding myself that there is something greater than all of my issues. Something greater than what I think people think of me. Something greater than what people really do think of me.

That something is that God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten son. To die. For me. And you.

Something greater.

Are you setting your mind on things above?

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  1. Lovely post. And a perfect reminder where I need to set my focus.

  2. Not enough, so thank you for the reminder. You are a good and faithful servant to share these words and perspective. I needed it!


  3. Thank you for the encouraging reminder.

  4. thank you. I should be, but sometimes I just drown in my coffee and wallow in the “not enough” of my perfectionism. I’m glad I read this today.

  5. I’m absolutely there. I’m not sure a person can read the gospels (I’ve completed Matthew & Mark) and NOT set the mind on things above. Jesus was all about NOT worrying about those daily living things (what will we eat, drink, wear) that have a tendency to steal away our attention from what is truly important.

  6. Psalm 111:2 “Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them”

    I want to be pondering the works of the Lord more than the struggles of my day to day – I don’t always, but, like you, my heart’s desire if for ‘something greater’.

  7. Thank you for this. I need this reminder. I am always so encouraged after stopping by!

  8. Yes, Ma’am! My family just came from a conference for preachers, and we both(hubby and me) have our minds set on things greater. My desire is to reach the hurting, the needy, and whatever else God wants me to do. :) Just since we left Nashville, my 15 year old daughter has been used twice-once to help a 93 year old woman, and once to hug and show a little 8 year old boy that he is loved very much by God-even tho it appeared he may not be loved quite enough by his parents. Truly sad, but so greatful to have children who also want to reach out to a hurting world.

  9. Well said…good reminder for someone who can get emotionally wrapped up in things here that just don’t matter that much in the big picture.

    Also, did anyone answer your twitter question about the orange wildflowers? I believe that they are Indian Paintbrush.

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      @Lisa, Thank you. I did find out the flowers I was seeing are Indian Paintbrushes. I even Googled it after a few people told me because I had always thought Indian Paintbrushes were the same flowers as Firewheels. I was wrong! Learn something new every day…

  10. This is so true. I am continually reminding myself of this. It is so easy to get caught up in what is right before me and stumble and fall in my weakness. God is so good! Thank you for your encouraging word.