Sunday, November 04, 2012

Build Your Kingdom Here

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else.

Rend Collective Experiment - Build Your Kingdom Here

In our hearts again
Increase in us we pray
Unveil why we're made
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope
Like wildfire in our very souls
Holy Spirit come invade us now
We are Your Church
We need Your power
In us

We seek Your kingdom first
We hunger and we thirst
Refuse to waste our lives
For You're our joy and prize
To see the captive hearts released
The hurt; the sick; the poor at peace
We lay down our lives for Heaven's cause
We are Your church
We pray revive
This Earth

Unleash Your kingdom's power
Reaching the near and far
No force of hell can stop
Your beauty changing hearts
You made us for much more than this
Awake the kingdom seed in us
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ
We are Your church
We are the hope
On Earth

1 Chronicles 29:11-13 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O LORD, and this is Your kingdom. We adore You as the One who is over all things. 12 Wealth and honor come from You alone, for You rule over everything. Power and might are in Your hand, and at Your discretion people are made great and given strength. 13 "O our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name!

What takes up your time and energy? Are you so concerned about your family, job, house, clothes that you don't have time and energy for the kingdom work that God wants you to do? God cares for the smallest parts of his creation so we can know that he will certainly take care of the beings that were created in his image.

As a child of God we should long for his kingdom, a place where the church and the government are blended together in complete harmony, a place where their aren't any orphanages, a place where life is respected from the womb to the tomb and where there isn't any need for a welfare program.
Can you imagine a world where justice always prevails, where righteousness and goodness is the rule and dominates, where there is total and lasting peace, where joy reigns?
-Pastor John MacArthur
The Bible teaches us that the kingdom of God comes into being wherever the authority of God is acknowledged. If God's people will live with God's concerns in mind and acknowledge his authority in their lives then this city and this nation will be a place where peace, justice and righteousness will reign.

I pray Lord that your people will be drawn back to you and that we will be concerned with the things that are important to you.