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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kingdom

If you don’t know the King how can you live in His kingdom? In John 3 Jesus says: “you cannot enter (the Kingdom) unless you are born again”  and Mark 10:15 tells us that the kingdom of God belongs to those with an open acceptance of Christ like a child. Romans 10:9-12 declares;  If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”

I pray you have taken this step, and with fear and trembling are taking steps toward wisdom. We see in the story of Solomon and the temple the acts of preparing, asking, and receiving godly wisdom. His calling to be king is fulfilled by the acceptance to be God’s servant. To do great things in the kingdom we too must accept the role of a servant. Consider these avenues of acceptance:

1.     Admit inadequacies – When we ask, “How God?” it reeks pride, lack of belief, and remembering God is able to do all! We are the ones who need Him.
2.     Surrender – May we be like Isaiah who exclaimed, “Here I am, send me!”  Remember: Saved souls = Changed lives!                             

Deuteronomy 7:6; For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.                                 

Colossians 3:12; Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Accept the calling to abundant living in Christ! Amen?