AUGUST 3 - Meditation: Colossians 3:1-4

DAY 3 - C314S
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt
Today's Meditation: Colossians 3:1-4

"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."
Colossians 3:1-4
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Ladder Rung: C314S
C and S are the first and last letters of Colossians.
Selection of words to enhance our passage.
Christ Seated.
Close your eyes, see Him there, and let the powerful imagery keep you there:
Christ seated at the right hand of God.
3:1-4 is our reference for meditation.
At 3:00 PM I will kneel somewhere in prayer and pour over our passage.
Anticipation of a special place procured for me at that time is already building.
1-4: I will treat the passage like 4 stanzas in a hymn.
1) It will be whispered.
2) It will be spoken aloud.
3) It will be silently read.
4) It will be sung.
Most beautiful is the reality that it will be good.
Mmmm ...
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Feet follow focal point.
If you've selected a worldly focal point you ought to anticipate movement in that direction.
If you've selected a worthy spiritual point you ought to anticipate movement in that direction.
It is of interest that our "focal points" end up aligning us with folks moving in the same direction. If your heart is fully set on where Christ is situated; then you shall fall into company with those whose hearts are set on the same.
It's not rocket science but it bears repeating and thoughtful assessment.
We are given 2 "S's" in our passage that speak to activities employable in an upward journey:
1) Seek.
2) Set.

-Seeking is not a lazy man's sport but a diligent determination and an applied discipline in a singular pursuit. Seeking after something is suggestive of searching for and hunting after a specific thing, object, or person.
We have all, at one time or another, lost something and sought after it only to realize we were looking in the wrong place altogether.
Example: Your cell phone disappears and you turn up every piece of furniture in the house only to find it later in your vehicle.
Blast on that ... but it happens.
The secret to "seeking" is to invest our time in the right place:
Earth is a place of "turned up furniture" and heaven is a place of "settled success."
Implement every strategy conceivable to seeking after "that" which has true value. 

-Setting affections aligns itself well with seeking:
The more we seek the more we set;
The more we move the more we get.
Setting is a fixed and attainable practice which yields and wields its own beautiful reward.
When we set our affections on that which is "settled" above, the affording of great peace and stability is ours.
We set ourselves on that which is settled ...
And we arrive at a settlement being prepared for us in the heavenlies with and by Christ.
Order the object of your affection rightly and all things will align themselves to it.
Christ is the wise and seeking man's attainment.
He has told us where He is in His word,
He has sealed us with His Spirit in this world;
He has given us the responsibility and privilege of pursuit ...
And this is beautiful piece of it.
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Seated Christ and settled Father,
How great is Thy power to cause the eyes of an earthly frame to seek Thy great, holy and divine presence. 
How great is Thy love and consideration to aid us in our attempts to stay near Thy holiness and how suggestive are all Thy divine providences in keeping situatated our hearts and minds.
I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. (Psalm 121:1)
Unto Thee I lift up mine eyes, O Thou that dwellest in the heavens. (Psalm 123:1)
Such passages station themselves in my mind, settling my heart and mind, granting sight to Thy unmovable, unchangeable station.
Keep me true to Thee, 
Fixed on Thee, 
Seeking Thee,
And settled on Thee.
For Thy great and loving favor attending me, I give Thee thanks.
Thou art the God my eyes are fixed on and my affection is settled on.
Settlement with Thee is my soul's desire;
And more of Thee is its earnest request.

Amen.