Just another word of encouragement for the week…
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In Matthew 6, Christ gives us the template for prayer. As explained in the previous message, He encourages us to relate to God as a Father.
In Matthew 6:10 Jesus goes on to say:
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
Two statements are made here, but the emphasis is on our Father in Heaven. We need to pray for God’s Kingdom and for His will to be dominant in our lives and our land.
But let us first check ourselves – are we ready to see God’s Kingdom come? Do we really care? Or is it just phatic talk that we Christian propagate?
Of course, we can’t understand the Kingdom until we are a part of it. But once we we are, what are we doing about it?
Are we seeking it first?
Are we being violent (in terms of our commitment) to it?
Are we seeing it grow like the mustard seed?
Are we seeing it increase like the yeast?
In Matthew, Christ gives metaphor after metaphor to illustrate God’s Kingdom, because God is concerned with His Kingdom. Christ carried out God’s Will on earth when He came to seek and to save those who are lost.
I pray that we will each “think Kingdom” this month, throughout the year and for the rest of our lives.
Dear Father, today I commit myself to Your Kingdom. I ask that your Will be done in my life. Help me to be as passionate about your Kingdom as you are and equip me to carry out your work effectively IJN Amen.