Colossians 3:1-2, NASB: "Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth."

A dear friend of mine once said, "If you stay in a rut long enough, it becomes a grave." Over the years since, I've learned there is a lot of metaphorical truth in that statement. As the ruts we find ourselves in wear deeper and deeper, it's often after we've gotten ourselves in a bit too deep before we see how bad off we really are. Like the proverbial frog on the hot plate, never noticing the heat has become too much because it was gradually heated in a way that the frog never really noticed. It's part of the human condition, it seems. No place is it possibly more true than in our spiritual living. Days easily slip by wherein we do not read our Bible, pray, or in other ways sit at the feet of Jesus. Days turn into weeks, and weeks into months. The rut becomes deeper and deeper as we fail to see that our neglect has dug for us a spiritual grave. There is a solution, however. We simply need to take time each day to set aside the things of this world and set our minds on things above. It is not as hard to do that as we make it. It simply requires us to just do it.