On Top of the World

If you know Christ as Lord of your life then you are raised up and made to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. What a vantage point.

Colossians 3:3
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

The first song I ever learned to play on my first clanky old guitar was the Richard Carpenter song, “On Top of the World” (1972). The song is about new love: young man finds the love of his life and feels like he’s living on top of the world. The chorus starts, “I’m on top of the world, looking down on creation.” I might add, I didn’t play it too well but it stuck.

In the natural, elated moments in life are few and far between. Indeed, falling in love can be one of those ecstatic moments. However, for the most part, this life often has more downs than ups. Let’s be honest, for the common person, disappointment and failure can be commonplace. I remember the day I received a phone call from a prospective employer offering me the job of my dreams. I was on top of the world! As it turned out, I enjoyed 7 marvellous years working for this Christian ministry with much success. However, the day came when I was told they were shutting down my department and my position was made redundant. But that’s life – the natural life. However, as Christian believers, we view a higher life than this. We live a life from a heavenly vantage point.

If you know Christ as Lord of your life then you have put to death the old life and are a new creation in Christ. If you know Christ as Lord of your life then the life you live in the flesh you live by faith in God who richly rewards those who seek him. If you know Christ as Lord of your life then you are raised up and made to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. What a vantage point.

So, when your natural life hits a low, remind yourself that you have a seat in heaven. When trials and tribulation whammy your daily walk, count it all joy because you know the testing of your faith produces patience so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. And when those disappointments collide with your dreams, smile and sing, “I’m on top of the world, looking down on creation.”

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I am seated with Christ in God, looking down on creation with joy and victory

“Dear Lord, thank you that Jesus died for my sins that I may be made right with you. Thank you that I am a new creation in Christ. Thank you that my old life has died and I have a glorious new life in you. Today I claim success over every trial, every disappointment and every low of life, in Jesus’ name. I confess I am seated with Christ in God, looking down on creation with joy and victory. Amen!”

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Dudley Anderson

Originally from South Africa, Dudley Andersen now lives in the UK where he heads up Sure Reality Media and pastors Cornerstone Family Church in Worcestershire. He is married to Karen-Leigh and has two children, Kerryn and Ryan. Dudley has a background in radio and has worked for Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Christian Vision. Since 2005 he has produced diverse content for various Christian stations. He is the author of God-Tracking Through the Year and Overflowing Hope and writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker. Dudley is also a worship leader.

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