Colossians 3:1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
How does that translate into daily living? It seems that in Paul's explanation of what that looks like a vast majority of that has to do with how we interact with others.
Much of what it means to live as children of God, whose hearts and minds are set on things above, shows itself in our relationships with people. Paul says that children of God treat others with compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience while being humble not arrogant. Forgiving one another just as God forgave us. Being peacemakers, teaching and admonishing one another. Wives submitting to husbands, husbands loving wives, children obeying parents, workers being respectful to their bosses by putting in a proper day's work.
Am I living as a child of God who has been saved by grace and adopted into His family? Or do I continue to walk in the old ways?
Is my heart and mind set on things above?
Am I willing to abandon the old ways of unforgiveness and anger, impatience and arrogance.
Do my relationships with others reflect a redeemed heart and will others testify of that lifestyle in me?
In my life Lord be glorified as I set my heart and mind on you.