Living in God’s Kingdom

June 4th, 2012

Over the last few weeks I have been thinking about God’s Kingdom and what it means as a Christian to live in His Kingdom on earth.

As Christians the Bible teaches that we become part of God’s Kingdom when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. It tells us that God’s Kingdom comes to us and we become citizens of heaven.

Over time I have come to progressively understand this Kingdom living more and more. The longer that I walk with the Lord I find myself not reacting to situations as I used to react.

Rather than reacting from a worldly perspective, I see things more and more from a Kingdom perspective. When bad things happen [or good things] I find myself asking how this fits into God’s bigger picture.

I also find myself not knowing how to pray for situations straight away. Often I find myself praying Jesus’ prayer from the Garden of Gethsemane, “Not my will, but Your will be done”.

I find that when I pray the “not my will, but Yours” prayer, that I am trusting God knows what He is doing, that He is in control and that ultimately what happens will be for our good and also for God’s Kingdom purposes.

Living in God’s Kingdom is a great place to be. It takes a lot of life stresses away as you trust yourself to the eternal purposes of God and trust He knows what is best in all situations.

Living in God’s Kingdom is a great place to be. There really is no other place that we are meant to live as Christians.

God Bless,

Dave