God’s Kingdom, is your Kingdom! It’s in the process of being built by God, and we’re supposed to be building it, too! This is your true home, your true future, your true inheritance. This is your only real post-retirement plan!:)
First, how do we become part of this Kingdom? Well, Jesus himself said: ‘I am the door, and anyone who enters through me will be saved.’ (John 10:9) We access the Kingdom of God, by passing through the ‘door’ of Jesus Christ. We do this by turning our back on our sin (repentance), and declaring with our mouths (out loud), ‘Jesus is Lord.’ (Romans 10:9) Have you repented of your sin, and put your faith in Jesus Christ?
When we enter into the Kingdom of God through faith in Jesus Christ, we are now ‘co-laborers’ with God in building this eternal place. (1 Cor 3:9) We live here on earth, but we now live to build our eternal dwelling, a Kingdom that will never end. Now that’s a worthwhile investment!
This is serious business, my friends. As builders, we are called by God to build. In fact, we are told that one day, when we stand before God, ‘our work will be shown for what it is.’ (1 Cor 3:13) This is also exciting news, a true mission here on earth as the ultimate goal of all we do. So many people are looking for purpose; well, here it is! We are called to pray, and live, ‘Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth…’ (Mt 6:9-13)
If you are not yet clear on how to build on the ‘foundation of Jesus Christ’ (1 Cor 3:11), pray and ask the Lord to show you your station, your post. It is not easy to get a career here on earth, and it is not easy to really see and know our building post in the Kingdom of God. We need to ‘seek God with all our heart’, if we want that kind of treasure! (Jer 29;13) So, lift your eyes today, and ask God to take you deeper in your walk with Jesus, and show you your role here on earth, in building the Kingdom of God.
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Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)