Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kingdom Of Heaven

God's people should be kingdom minded people.

Matthew 5:1-3  One day as He saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around Him,  and He began to teach them.  "God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for Him,  for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

Matthew 6:33  Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.

All of the kingdoms of this world that have ever risen to power have belonged to the strong and dominate types. The mighty warriors that pushed others down on their way to the top are the ones that we read about in the history books. All the history books except this one they call the Bible, it is a story of a kingdom whose people are different.

The kingdom of God is a totally different kingdom that is opposite of the earthly values that we see in the kingdoms of our world. In this kingdom the first shall be last, the greatest people are the servants, the rich cannot hardly get into it and to top it all off this kingdom belongs to the poor.

God's kingdom belongs to those who have had their character transformed, they are the ones that seek the kingdom above all else. The character of a disciple should be one that advances the kingdom, I should be a part of ushering in the kingdom everywhere that I go, my character needs to usher in the kingdom in my home, work place, church.

All it takes is one person to undergo a radical character shift to start a revolution, I can be a part of God's plan to transform this world one person at a time by allowing him to reign in me.

I want to be a servant in your kingdom Lord. Help me to help advance the kingdom on earth by living for you.