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Isaiah 37-38, Colossians 3 Key Verses: Colossians 3:1-2
Show me three things and I can probably tell what is important to you: your checkbook, your
calendar and your home. The first will show me what you do with your money, the things that you
value enough to spend your earnings attaining.
The second will show me what you do with your time, that in spite of how busy you might be,
these are things for which you still find time. The third will show me your interests. Items
accumulated or displayed, even the books and magazine on a coffee table, can reveal your
The things that we devote time and money to have captured our minds and our hearts. Thinking
about and being involved in those things results in habit trails developing in our souls. We just
seem to keep returning to those thoughts, those things.
First and foremost in our habit trails needs to be the things of God, the things of above. Paul tells
us to set both our hearts and minds on things above. It is easier, more natural, to think about and
love earthly things. After all, we can see them, hold them, collect them—love and think about
them. Yet that is exactly what we are to do with the things of God—love and think about them, not
totally to the exclusion of other things, but with a priority.
As we discipline our hearts and minds to fall in love with and think about what God teaches us
from His Word, this will happen. Consider your habit trails. Are they of things above or below?
A good first step is Bible memory. Memorize Colossians 3:1—2. Then ask God to help you develop heavenly
habit trails.

Woodrow kroll & Tony beckett

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