Thursday, January 28, 2010

Are You Seving the Right Kingdom?

"Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." Matthew 5:48

"Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus."

Since the Fall of Man we have both historically and individually been in rehabilitation. The work we must do is the work of restoring our intellect so it is in union with our will. Our will must be constantly perfected so that it is the Will of God. In simple terms we have to learn to do what God wants us to do. That requires two things: learning and discipline. There is nothing haphazard about following God. We know his to be true because of our many failures in the moral choices we are confronted with. It is far easier pleasing oneself than God and others. But this leads to another question we must ask ourselves: what are you doing to build the kingdom of God? Most people don't look at this as a kingdom, yet that is precisely what Jesus established in becoming man. We are servants in this kingdom and it is incumbent that we discover what our role is in building it. Think of it like an online dating service. We must match our gifts; skills, abilities, talents with the Kingdom's needs. This will put us in the right place at the right time to take advantage of those many opportunities that the Holy Spirit will bestow upon us. In the growth of your spiritual being - matching your talents to doing God's service is a mark or a sign that you are moving towards God. At that point it is "your move" to see that you are moving towards service to God.

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