the whole thing

Colossians 3:1-4
1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life appears, then you will also appear with Him in glory.

Jesus didn’t just die, He was also resurrected. We have been raised with Him to now live a full and abundant life as He intends for us, not just aimlessly living our lives, pursuing that house, job, person as we were before. Setting our minds on things above rather than things on the earth is not ignoring the world around us and becoming super-spiritual hermits. It is living our lives recognising that Jesus is involved everywhere – at church, at work, at home, everywhere. Our life is not divided into secular and sacred chunks, everything is spiritual. We haven’t been saved for it to have a limited impact on what we do on a Sunday, our entire lives are hidden, enveloped in God (v3). Everything we do: work or rest, sleeping, talking – every conversation – has something to do with Jesus. Paul says here that Christ is our life – not just a part of it, not even the most important part – He is our life.