To be raised with Christ means that our life and our identity are hidden with Him. We’re secure in Him. We’ve been united with Him, and adopted into God’s family. Because of our identity with Jesus, Paul tells us to “seek the things above” or in other words, “be heavenly minded.” But why? Paul continues, “For you died,” and that’s what happens when we believe in Jesus. We die to who we used to be and the entire focus of our life shifts to who Christ wants for us to be. We’ve been forgiven of our sins. Now Jesus is the One who leads us.