In Hiding

Rod Shimabukuro


If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3


The rich context of putting off the old self, the old ways and putting on the new self and all its characteristics, can only be lived out through our standing in v1-3 (above). Paul states that putting on the new self connected to a renewed knowledge of the image of its creator (v10).

Christians are taught to put on the qualities of God: humility, compassion, patience, kindness...and above all, putting on love which brings unity (v12-14). Putting on these God attributes can only be done through our hidden life in Jesus. Death to our old, brings His new. Thus my title...In Hiding.

  • To be Hiding in Jesus defines and reveals the new life I can live...through His resurrection power!


Here I go again!!! Desiring through the Spirit’s conviction working in me, to be less, to live more. To decrease to me, to increase to Him. To die to my old, to live for His new! It’s simple and profound! It’s real and a mystery!

God is calling me to be different. I’m thankful for the ongoing revealing of His Spirit, that I cannot live for Him, apart from Him. And Jesu calls me to set my mind on things above. Not just thoughts, but the inner motive of my being. To set my hearts desires on the things of God - not of this temporal world. I gravitate to the world in my flesh, but I’m hidden in Jesus!


I’m in hiding and I want to stay there! Always being hidden in You, while living for You. TO stay in hiding will help me to live a powerful, transformed life for You Lord Jesus! Thank you. I love You! I Need You! I Hide myself in You!

Devotions for June 17

1 Kings 20,21
2 Chronicles 17
Colossians 3

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