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Daily Devotional: Tuesday, May 9 - A New Mindset

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” — Colossians 3:1-2

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What does it mean to be a Christian? Well, many things, with the most important being calling Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior. It also means you adopt a new mindset. God’s Word says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” What does that mean? More importantly, what does that look like in real life?

Following Christ is a matter of what you believe, not what you do. We’re taught in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Being a Christian starts with adopting a new way of thinking. Colossians 3:1-2 proclaims, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is … Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” In every situation, circumstance and relationship, we must constantly ask ourselves, “Where’s my head at?” More and more each day, how you think about yourself, other people and the circumstances of your life must be filtered, processed and governed by what the Word of God says.

Being a Christian is about honoring the Lord and acknowledging Him in all your ways. It starts with your mindset. Where’s your head at?

— Jerry Birch, Cleveland Cavaliers chaplain

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