Tag Archive | kingdom

Kingdom Bound

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”
John 18:36 NASB

The kingdom of God is not of this world. Jesus made that clear. He came to show the way to the kingdom. He paid the price for redemption. And He gave the Holy Spirit to every believer who instructs and leads us in speaking the gospel message, “and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.
Mark 1:15 NASB

🌹Jesus came as the gospel and we are to introduce the gospel to all for God’s kingdom.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Meditate

On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
Psalms 145:5‭
All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord, And Your godly ones shall bless You.
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom And talk of Your power;
To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts
And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.
Psalms 145:10-‬12 NASB

Do you know the glorious splendor of the majesty of God and His wonderful works? Look around you

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Psalms 19:1 NASB
Look at your family. Look in the mirror.

Bless the Lord, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Psalms 103:22 NASB

I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
Psalms 139:14 NASB

O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
Isaiah 25:1 NASB

When you meditate (to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect) on God through His word, prayer, personal intimate relationship with Him you can see His glory in His creation: from the landscape to the heavens; the work He is doing in you and others.

🌹Choose today to slow down, meditate on God’s glorious splendor and begin to notice His glorious works. You will be thanking God, be a blessing to Him as you can’t help but speak of His glorious kingdom and power.  You’ll want to tell the world God’s mighty acts and the glory of the majesty of His kingdom.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Be Strong & Courageous

Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 NASB

And to Him (Jesus) was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed. But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.’
Daniel 7:14‭, ‬18 NASB

The sovereign God has established His eternal plan, His eternal kingdom. No fear for the one who believes and trusts in Him. We can be strong and courageous when we walk boldly with God in His kingdom cause.

🌹God will not fail you nor forsake you. Do you believe that? Do you trust Him?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Where is Your Treasure?

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
John 6:63 NASB

“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?Matthew 6:25 NASB

Where is your focus?

The Spirit is life. Walking in God is life. Seeking God is life. Loving God is life. All the cares of this world will one day mean absolutely nothing. What will matter are the things eternal.

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33 NASB

🌹 Again. Where is Your focus?

for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Where’s Your Focus?

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. — Matthew 6:33

Jesus’ own words say to seek His kingdom and His righteousness first. He wants the best for us and seeking after Him and His righteousness makes all the difference in our lives.

Why do we struggle, work exhaustively, stress out, worry and fret to feed ourselves and clothe ourselves? Why don’t we use that worthless energy more productively by seeking what is beneficial, eternal and worthy?

Jesus allows us to focus on the important things in life — His kingdom and righteousness — while He provides for the temporal needs — clothing and food.

So where is your heart and focus today? Are you trusting God to provide your needs and seeking Jesus?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

A Good Minister

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For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer. If you explain these things to the brothers and sisters, Timothy, you will be a worthy servant of Christ Jesus, one who is nourished by the message of faith and the good teaching you have followed. Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. — 1 Timothy 4:4-7

What makes a good minister (servant, one who acts upon the authority of another)? One who explains to the brothers and sisters of the word of God and prayer. If you do this you will be a worthy servant of Christ Jesus. You are one who is nourished by the message of faith and the teaching you have followed. Train yourself to be godly. Practice being like Christ.

Disciple as Jesus discipled. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed. — 1 Timothy 6:18-19

Life is all about who we are in Jesus. Life is whatever we do, doing it all to the glory of God.

Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. — 1 Corinthians 10:31

Let us seek Him through the Word and prayer so that we are affective for the kingdom of God, bring glory to His name, and enrich our lives because we live every moment for our Lord.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

 

Seek First His Kingdom

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. — Matthew 6:33 (NASB)

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. — Matthew 6:33 (NLT)

This has been my life verse for over 30 years. Anytime my financial future (could be 5 minutes away) looked dim I would refer to this verse. It is a promise that God has proven over and over and over and over again in my life. That phrase is written in the margin of my Bible.

You see, all I have to do is seek Jesus, His kingdom and righteousness. What a great reward for loving, respecting, worshipping, and honoring our God. Knowing Him I have daily testimonies to share with others. It blows my mind that I have the joy of loving Him and He gives all I need.

Another benefit, reward or blessing (whatever you want to call it) is the peace that comes in trusting those words. I don’t have to worry about having enough gas to get to work or pay the bills or have food to eat, clothes to wear, or shelter. God provides jobs to accomplish these. At times our lives are filled with trials where we don’t see how a need will be met but every time God has kept His promise — many, many times through brothers and sisters in Christ.

1Timothy 4:8 says, “for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” A worthy goal with benefits. So seek Jesus Christ and His righteousness bringing godliness to our lives and receive the promise it holds for us now and forever.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon