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Satisfied – A Caveat – Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven

God’s never going to be dissatisfied with you, once you are in His kingdom. (Need to get  up to speed on the conversation - check out my posts from Monday and Thursday.)

I’m not saying that there is no room for repentance in the life of a believer, but it’s got to stop dominating all our communication with God.

Repentance is near and dear to my heart as you will know if you’ve followed my blog for any length of time. (For instance: Repentance, the Path to Victory)

When Jesus taught us to pray He placed repentance near the end of the prayer. Two-thirds of our prayer life should be giving Him glory and submitting ourselves to His will.

Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13 NASB

The truth is that for much of my Christian life, I spent most of my prayer time telling God I was sorry for my failure. It stopped me from moving forward.

It’s like I got myself 1/2 way through Romans 6. I was dead to sin—or at least I hated it pretty well, but I never quite got myself raised again in newness of life. I figured that was for the future—for heaven.

It is for heaven—the kingdom of heaven. But Jesus brought the kingdom of heaven to earth two millennia ago, and didn’t take it back when He ascended to His Father’s right hand.

He deputized His disciples to bring the kingdom of heaven to every corner of the earth. He sent them to a lost and dying world with a message of life—abundant life.

So—are those just words to you—abundant life? Are you stuck?

Let’s begin our prayer where Jesus taught us.

Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:9-10 NASB

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Shine your light today.

Ben

3 thoughts on “Satisfied – A Caveat – Kingdom of Heaven

  1. JE Lillie

    Amen! It is past time for the church to move forward in faith. As Mccarthur said when surrounded on all sides by the enemy, "This is a divine moment! We cannot miss." I would qualify that, we cannot miss unless we never try to take a shot.

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