Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Very Kingdom Itself

God is hitting me with rapid-fire challenges as He continues along the same lines as yesterday, but with an incredible end thought..."What I'm trying to do is to get you to not be so preoccupied with getting...
You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Don't be afraid of missing out...The Father wants to give you the very kingdom itself."
(Luke 12:29-32 MSG)

"The Father wants to give you the very kingdom itself"...
I find it hard to even get my mind fully around this statement.

What I'm beginning to understand is that God's intentions in my life are far greater than I have ever imagined. I've always known that God will be involved in my life here on earth, as well as leading me into eternity. What I failed to grasp is that God doesn't just want me to have a good life...He wants me to experience "kingdom" life.

What is "kingdom" life? I don't know completely, but one thought comes to mind..."more than you could ever imagine, guess or request in your wildest dreams." (Ephesians 3:20 MSG)

I have no idea what God has in mind for my life, but I'm convinced it's a lot more than I ever imagined. As I said yesterday, I need to make His kingdom my #1 pursuit and watch what God does.