THIS SERIES: SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE
and all these things (the necessities of life) will be given to you as well.
Every time the sick were healed, the demonised delivered, the grieving comforted or the hungry fed, it was an announcement that the rule of God had come upon them [Matthew 12:28, Luke 10:9]. And then when Jesus rose from the dead, victory over death itself and every power of the Evil One was proclaimed.
The literal fulfilment of the Kingdom will be in the age to come. But for now, we, as redeemed sons and daughters of the King, have been given the commission to enforce Jesus’ victory, and bring that rule and reign into our sphere of influence.
First we need to seek His rule in our own lives. The bottom line is that He needs to be Boss! His rule will affect our characters, values, attitudes and decisions – the way we live our lives. (Seeking His righteousness means seeking to have His right living worked out in us. See Living in the Overflow).
Then we need to see that rule and reign extend to our families, work places and communities. Jesus said the Kingdom is within us [Luke 17:21]; therefore everywhere we go, we take the kingdom, the rule and reign of God with us.
Every time we see our prayers answered, the sick healed, relationships restored, the broken-hearted comforted, or atmospheres changed we see the kingdom of God come.
Jesus instructed us to seek His Kingdom first, and the other things of life will follow on - and find their right place.
The challenge is: What does 'seeking His kingdom' mean for me today?
This is the foundation for a simple life…..
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