1Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Lord, I want to be hidden in You.
I see myself surrounded by a shroud. It covers me and envelops me completely from head to toe. I am comfortable here, there is peace. I feel safe. Then I am taken, still completely covered, and put into a furnace. It is hot, and I think that my covering is melting away. But no, it melding into me. I am becoming conformed to this shroud. Everything that is earthen, of this world, melts away, and I am taking on a new form. When this process is complete, I am removed from the fire, and my image is now a new creation. I am like gold refined, all impurities have melted away and all that remains is pure gold.
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