Colossians 3:1-10New International Version (NIV)
Living as Those Made Alive in Christ
3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Dear Father, I am raised with Christ. I will set my heart on the things above. I have died to my old self, and my life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is my life, appears, then I will also appear with him in glory. I will put on the new self. I am being renewed daily. I am being renewed in knowledge. I am being made new in the image of my Creator. Thank you. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.