Kingdom Minded (Part 4)

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ~Matthew 6:33

I’m a firm believer that spiritual maturity is when you realize that everything you need in life, God has already provided, and you’re able to live your life making an impact on other people. Life no longer is about you – but about changing the world for the Kingdom of God.

I believe the first step to becoming Kingdom minded is to daily renew our minds to what God’s Word says about our call to change the world.

Here are some principles that I am always going over and reminding myself of. These need to be embedded in our hearts if we’re going to do what God called us to do:

We’re Called to the World, Not the Church Mark 16:15,16 and Matthew 28:16-20 we’re COMMANDED to go out and change THE WORLD (Not the church). The church should be a place where we get equipped and matured to go out and change the world. If we’re not changing our communities, cities, counties, states, and nations…we’re off.

We’ll Never Change the World for God if we Don’t Die to Ourselves – Jesus said in Mark 10:39 and several other places that we have to lose our lives FOR HIS SAKE in order to find it. I truly believe that…so many people are looking for purpose in life. They’ll never find it aside from God. We have to be willing to let go of our dreams, our desires, our passions and exchange them for His. Paul understood this when he said in Gal. 2:20 that it’s no longer I that lives, but Christ that lives in me.

We Need to See People the Way God Sees Them: Romans 3:23 says we’ve all fallen short of the glory of God. I think as Christians it’s easy to forget that the only difference between me and someone in the world is God. Without the grace of God I too would be lost… it’s so easy to forget where we were before we met God isn’t it? Aren’t you glad He loved you where you were at? We need to do the same for people…

We Need to Love People – In John 13:35, Jesus said that people will know your His disciples if you love one another. I think one reason the world has such a bad view of God and Christians is because we’re not loving one another. The best definition I’ve heard of love is: Love always does what is most beneficial for the other person. If a stranger met you on the street – would they see love? Would they see Jesus?

That’s enough for now… Thoughts?


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