“The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly” (1 Corinthians 15:47-48).
The new creation is for those who will abide eternally with the Lord. Being born in earthly fashion, we are often unable to see things as they truly are. Yet, Christ has come to lead the way from the earthly to the heavenly. It is a matter of following the One through whom all things have their being in order to be lifted up with Him to be as He is. Come, follow the One who makes this possible.
Lord, You know what is needed and have provided that all who believe would not perish, but have everlasting life. Come and guide me as You know I need to be guided that I would abide fully in You. Lead me in my thinking and in all that I do that I would look to You for instruction, guidance, and action. Help me overcome this world by Your grace to be prepared for all that is to come.
Lord Jesus, You lived the human life and then rose from the dead to prepare the way for life everlasting. Lead me in the upward way that I may grow each day in the way of preparation. Help me to not be tempted by the earthly things, but to overcome them for the sake of what is eternal. Guide me O Lord in the way of life that I may now and always humbly walk with You. Amen.