(July 12th) Get your head in the clouds!

As a kid I was a chronic day-dreamer. I still am. Often I’ll find myself busy working on a task one minute and then, without knowing when or how it happened, ten minutes will have passed and I’ll be off in my head dwelling on some random thing that just popped in there. The phrase “get your head out of the clouds” was spoken to me more than twice as a kid and probably needs to be said to me more than it is today as well.

On the other hand, Paul says “no, keep your head in the clouds..”

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right …
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.

(Colossians 3:1-4)

Keep your focus on the up and up, because the world is for a people dead in their sins, and Christians are a people dead to their sins. We are dead with lives that are wrapped in the arms of Jesus. So keep your focus upward and when Jesus returns, you’ll already be looking for him.

And in the meantime, the world will see you looking up, and if you’ve ever seen someone gazing intently at something above them, you know how tempting it is to look that way too; you know how tempting it is to say to that person “Hey, whatcha looking at?” And that’s when you evangelize. That’s when you bring those souls to Jesus, help them die to sin too and then they will have their heads in the clouds with you.

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