Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Col 3:1-3
Father the things of this earth are so alluring and I get caught up in the moment of materialism. Forgive my weakness. Forgive me for the times I dwell on the things this world has to offer and forget you. Forgive me for those times I give in to the temptations of all the glitter, and shiny things that will not last.
Help me Father be strong when I face the temptations of life here. Help me to keep my mind focused on those things that will last for all eternity. Help me to be more concerned about people than things. Teach me to be content with what is only necessary and die to those things that will burn up.
Father help me to seek You more. Show me how to stand firm and set my eyes and my heart upon You and You alone. Show me the area’s of my heart where idols remain. Show me where I am still enamored by all that this world has.
Thank You for your grace and forgiveness. Thank you for searching my heart. Oh Father thank you for sending Your Son Jesus so that I might live a life that is hidden in Him. Help me to live a life so buried in His grace, love and mercy that I am un-impressed by the world.