30 Jan Kingdom-Mindedness
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
The church today seems to be afraid of its shadow. Years back we listened to the accusation that we are so heavenly-minded we are of no earthly use. Now the reverse seems to be happening. The average Christian today is not kingdom-minded as per our passage for meditation today. The average Christian today is conscious of settling here on earth as if that is God’s ultimate.
The development of nations and changes in society, etc., today do not set a new standard for the Christian. Whatever Paul wrote then holds for us today because it is not Paul’ word we are dealing with. It is the words of an eternal, unchanging God whose precepts are forever; whose word is settled forever in heaven. God owes no apology to any man. He is not going to change what He said at the beginning of time because humans have discovered more of His world than before.
Each of us must daily remind ourselves, “Am I living for the kingdom of God or for the kingdom of the world? This is a matter for everyday deliberation. We have to ask this question till kingdom-mindedness spontaneously becomes our thought-pattern for life. For the moment we forget that life is not all we see here, we lose both our identity and our destiny.
1. Bless the Lord for saving you and making you His child, guaranteeing your place in his kingdom.
2. Ask for greater commitment to the things of the kingdom as you transition into the blissful life of eternity.
3. Father, please draw me closer to your side by whatever means and help me become more committed to kingdom business.
I declare that I am a child of the kingdom of God. All that the Father has is mine. My life is dedicated afresh to serving in my father’s kingdom. What He wants is what I desire. What He expects of me is what I will do. I declare by divine authority that through my lifestyle, there will be no doubts in the minds of people around me that I am God’s child committed to His kingdom in the name of Jesus.