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Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven..Matthew 6:10 ESV
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.Matthew 6:33 ESV
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.Psalm 139:16 ESV
For the entire year of 2017, the Lord highlighted Matthew 6:33 to me. Everywhere I turned someone was talking about it. In a sermon; on the radio; on a podcast; in a blog post. So I began to take notice and asked Him about it.
What does it mean to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness? What is the kingdom of God and how does it apply to each of us individually? What does seeking the Kingdom of God actually look like in our day-to-day lives?
Well, this is what He showed me. At first glance, Matthew 6:10, 6:33, and Psalm 139:16 don’t seem to have a lot in common. But they are intrinsically linked.
Matthew 6:33 tells us that if we diligently seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first then we don’t have to worry about the things we need like clothes and food. Matthew 6:10 speaks about bringing God’s kingdom to earth as it is in heaven. Psalm 139: 16 tells us that God wrote all of our days, who He created us to be, and everything He created us to do, in a book, in Heaven, before we even breathed a single breath on this earth.
What if we all went after what is written about us in Father God’s book with all of our being, our heart, mind, soul, and strength. What if we made fulfilling His calling on our life our ONE focus. Would this be in direct opposition to Matthew 6:33? I say no.
If we go after what God has written about us in Psalm 139:16 with the full intention of making every bit of it come to pass here on earth, wouldn’t we be bringing to life our destinies from that book in heaven to earth?
Wouldn’t it make perfect sense that finding out what’s written in our books and walking it out here on earth should be THE MOST important thing we focus on? The thing we seek first? We would literally be bringing the Kingdom of God, from heaven to earth, and living “on earth, as it is in heaven”.
Imagine if everyone in the body of Christ did this. If we focused on our life’s purpose, not in a selfish way but with the knowledge that every part of the body of Christ has a unique function and the effectiveness of the Body depends on how well we all fulfill our unique roles.
As we actively pursue our destiny written in that book in heaven, we are bringing heaven to earth bit by bit and each doing our part to usher in the Kingdom of God here on earth, as it is in heaven.
PRAYER: Father, thank you that you have given me a purpose on this earth. Help me to understand that when I make seeking and fulfilling my purpose my top priority I am also making your Kingdom my top priority. Help me to stay focused and not be distracted from my purpose.
© Deborah Ruck @ As Bold As THE Lion blog
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