Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - January 17, 2020
Colossians 3:3 - "For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God."
Paul informs us that God hid our abundant life in Christ. Where is He? Answer: seated at the right hand of the Father, in heavenly places. (Ephesians 1:20) Our abundant life is hidden in the Kingdom realm. And only faith can make the withdrawals.
Faith was never intended only to get us into the family. Faith sees. It brings His kingdom into focus. All of the Father's resources, all of His benefits, are accessible through faith.
To encourage us in our capacity to see, Jesus gave specific instruction, "Seek first the kingdom of God..." (Matthew 6:33). Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:18, "For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal."
Scripture tells us to turn our attention toward the invisible. Faith has its anchor in the unseen realm. It lives from the invisible toward the visible. Faith actualizes what it realizes. The Scriptures contrast the life of faith with the limitations of natural sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).