Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. - Colossians 3:1-4
Dear heavenly Father, you did not leave me with your commandments and then say, "Go now and do your best to please me." Instead, you gave me your Son, Jesus. You put him on the cross and then after his resurrection, you sent him to live in my heart through the gospel. Now, he lives in me and leads me to do the right things for the right reasons. Help me to lean on these heavenly realities today and not my own morbid strength. What I get from heaven now and what I will have in heaven when this short life is over, is enough to fill my day with peace and joy. AMEN
If you are in Christ you have endless resources from heaven at your beckoned call. Stop living as if you are a destitute beggar. Everyone in Christ is rich!
Additional Readings: Romans 6, 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10, Philippians 3, 2 Peter 1:3-11, Revelation 1:4-8