Daily Light – Sept 20, 2017

Your daily goal:

Philippians 3:14  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   

(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light:

This week we are meditating and praying in the context of the ‘Lord’s Prayer (continuing)
Jesus, who is God-the-Son/the Son of God, told us to pray this way for specific intention/purpose/reason…
Let us look at the prayer in pieces…and we will keep it simple…meaning…it is rather clear as to the intention/purpose/reason for what/why we are to pray this way:
In Matthew 6:10, Jesus says we should pray “Your Kingdom come…Your Will be done”…on earth as it is in heaven.”

God’s Kingdom ‘was’, ‘is’ and ‘always’ will be.  There is no question of ‘who’ is in charge of…’who’ has the power…or ‘who’ can get the job done as to doing anything He so chooses.  Nope.  He has power and ability beyond what we can even fathom.  All one needs to do is look out and up into nature, the heavens, and you see this unexplainable precise, prescribed order, that was put in place and is held together by a spoken word from His power.  Amazing and beyond understanding is this power that our God is and has.

Okay..back to the point of the prayer.   Scripture says that God’s Kingdom is full function, completely established, in heaven (the ‘as it is’)…and Jesus says that we are to pray for God’s Kingdom to ‘come’ to completion, become fully formed and functional, ‘on earth’ as it is in heaven.

If you look at the main plot of the story of life….it begins with God creating a stage where His plan for installing His rule and reign (His program of an eternity of perfection, and peace and joy), and the story ends with God’s Son, Jesus, ruling as eternal King over God’s chosen and redeemed people, for eternity, in a perfect order of peace and joy.   Sounds like a fairy tale…but as my grandpa would say… “but it ain’t no fairy tale”.

God’s will is not God’s wish.   God’s Will, His way and program, His plan for when, how, where, all things should and will occur…WILL be done.  Period.  So…since God’s main story line and main plot is to bring to completion His Kingdom (His rule and reign) in and on the earth, as it already is in heaven…’if’ that is where we are headed…’if’ God’s main plan is to build a Kingdom where He rules and reigns and that plan includes ‘us’….then shouldn’t that be our primary focus in the short period of time we have to live and breathe on this planet?   And the only correct answer is yes.

Our part in building the Kingdom is to go out and recruit other people who have the opportunity to become ‘eternal Kingdom dwellers and builders.  And this is good news.   What better news can we share with someone than to tell them that God, Creator of the universe, that His Will is to have a Kingdom full of people who live with Him for eternity….we are talking life and death and eternity here folks.   And…that the price of entrance into this Kingdom has been paid in full through the shed blood of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.   More ‘Good News’…and such is the story of the Kingdom…such is the ‘gospel’ of truth.

So….  ‘today’…put on a Kingdom building mindset…get aligned and flow with God’s will and program…go out and make Kingdom disciples….share the good news of our King and of His Kingdom…and sign folks up.  And, then as Jesus asks that we do…pray in line with…according to…the precise WILL of God…pray….that God’s Kingdom will come…and that His will be done….and the reason we pray this way is because it ‘aligns’ our will to God’s will…and when we learn to pray ‘with’ God’s will….big things happen.   (I think it just reflects God’s ‘father’ nature….certainly He doesn’t need our participation in order for Him to accomplish anything…butttt….He fashioned the God/Father and Us/child relationship ‘so that’ He could share His joy, His plans, His eternal good stuff with us…simply wants us to be a part of who and what He is.   And ‘that’ is why we are here.  All about Him.



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