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.
— Colossians 3:1,2, NIV
We are called in Christ; for by faith we are to attain unto his righteousness… If we have been dwelling upon things seen and temporal, let us turn our attention to the things unseen and eternal.
Jesus encourages us to present his merit at the throne. He says, “If ye ask anything in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” Oh, educate the soul to believe the promises of God.
You are to set your affections upon God. In order to do this it is not necessary to sound a trumpet before you… Religion means the making of a daily consecration of yourself to God; it means meekness and lowliness of heart; it means to take everything that comes to you as a blessing, to let praise flow back to God. The Lord says, “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me.” As we praise God, the soul becomes strong in spiritual power.
At morning, noon, and night we should meditate upon the goodness and love of God, that we may know God; for this is life eternal. The Father has given the best gift, the greatest treasure of heaven, to us, and we are of value to God, and should render praise to him.
We can have but a short lifetime here, but the life to come is eternal. We may attain unto this through daily consecration of ourselves to God, through the aid of the Holy Spirit, through following the example of Christ.
Let us come to the throne of infinite love, and there wait and watch to see the fulfillment of the promises of God. Make your appeal to heaven, knowing that what God hath said he will do, and will make his light shine through you to others.
Let us have personal religion, and become rooted and grounded in love.
— Signs of the Times, January 16, 1893
Make a daily consecration of yourself to God.
Take everything that comes to you as a blessing, let praise flow back to God.
Morning, noon and night meditate on the goodness and love of God for this is life eternal.
Appeal to heaven knowing that what God said He will do, He will make His light shine through you to others.