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Above

Stay focused on what’s above, not on earthly things, because your old life is dead and gone. Your new life is now hidden, enmeshed with the Anointed who is in God.

Colossians 3:2-3

The word that Paul uses for hidden means, “to conceal (that it may not become known).” So, now that our new life is concealed in God we are to keep focused on things that are above.

When he’s talking about “above things” he doesn’t necessarily mean things involving Heaven like angels and harps. He means things that are above, where we are. We are seated with Christ in Heavenly places, far above all things. So, keep your perspective. You must start thinking from Heaven to Earth.

The phrase that Paul uses to communicate the idea of focus means “to have understanding.”  He wants us to gain an understanding of our new life in Christ.  The old you is dead and gone. Planted together with Christ in the garden of His death.

Stay hidden.
Stay focused.

Hidden

“…the real job of Christians, as far as the world is concerned, is simply to dance to the hidden music — and to try, by the joy of their dancing, to wake the world up to the party it’s already at, even though it thinks it doesn’t hear any music at all.”

Robert Capon

Dance. What an easy job, unless you have two left feet and no rhythm or you happen to be Elaine Benes! But really, you don’t have to rhythm, skills, or flexibility to do the type of dancing Mr. Capon is referring to. The only thing you have to have the ear to hear the music.

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Jesus

I think the main thing that we, as Christians, have is the ability to hear, see, feel, and experience things that those who have yet to awakened can not. I think that is part of the reason that Paul said, “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” He goes on to talk about being foolish, and what could be more foolish than dancing to music that no one else but you hears?

For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”  

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Elaine Benes Dancing

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