Can you fathom the mysteries of God?Job 11:7
The kingdom of God isn’t like earth. It holds to different truths, different laws, and different priorities. It is more beautiful, powerful, and wonderful than we can ever begin to imagine.
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.John 17:3
Being rooted in the eternal means knowing God and the culture of his Kingdom
Reset into the eternal
Covid brings uncertainty and causes us to want be secure and safe. We often find safety in the comfort of the routine and the familiar – like our homes – and the steady and predictable.
It is time to reset our minds on the eternal – knowing God and the culture of his Kingdom. God calls us to do the opposite of safe and predictable and calls us to step back, to lay those things down and to go higher.
God has put eternity in the hearts of manEcclesiastes 3:10-12.
We are at our most healthy when we think about something bigger than ourselves.
We were made for the eternal
C.S. Lewis puts it well:
“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
We are of dual heritage. We are part of the kingdom of heaven, and part of earth. As those with dual heritage, we are bilingual. When we were baptised in the Spirit we were given the gift of tongues – we were able to pray in a new way into the heavenly heights while also speaking in earthly languages.
If you stay in just one place for a long time, you pick up the new culture, forgetting the other. Which culture are we spending the majority of our time and life in? Are you satisfied with your answer?
Strangers in a strange land are pilgrims. For those who set out on this journey it means leaving behind the secure for the adventure. Leaving the predictable for the unknown, with naked trust. Can we ask ourselves one more question – have we lost our sense of adventure and daring hearts, just trusting in him alone?
Living in the eternal affects how we behave – roots and fruits
Eternal discipleship is knowing him, loving him and living according to the culture of his Kingdom Jesus brings kingdom into even the simplest acts of life – like giving thanks before breaking bread. He shows us all we have comes from heaven’s provision. It is the most grateful who become the most generous.
“The greatest rewards come when you give of yourself. It’s about bettering the lives of others, being part of something bigger than yourself, and making a positive difference.”Nick Vujicic
Many who listened to this message enjoyed the story about the woman with the cracked pot. If you’d like to read the message you will find it here.