Kingdom living is easier on a Sunday. Gathered with all my fellow believers and followers of Jesus, being focused on Him comes more naturally.
Then Monday comes. And the call to this Kingdom life doesn’t waiver just because it’s no longer a Sunday.
Alarms go off. Kids head off to school and college while I head to the office. Surely working for church is good kingdom living.
Yet here’s the truth, it doesn’t matter where you work the distractions which cause us to not seek God first are as real for me as they are for anyone else.
To keep my heart right, my words right, my attitude right. To be my kingdom self while recognising and acknowledging those around me as they are being their kingdom self.
To not allow stuff to cut across my path while I walk with Jesus. No cynicism. No negativity. No arroagance. No anger. No pride. No unforgiveness. No indifference. No status or image. No excess.
To live for the kingdom is to give up my own. And that’s the battle. I find choosing comfort or convenience over the discomfort or inconvenience of laying my life down so much easier. Yet I know that in laying down my life for Jesus I am more fulfilled and rewarded than when I fight to hold on to my own.
To enter the kingdom is to surrender. It’s an awkward and uncomfortable truth. To make Jesus King is to surrender, give in, lay down my kingdom rule for His kingdom rule.
It’s a mystery. It’s beautiful. It’s a privilege. It’s difficult. It’s exciting. It’s the greatest adventure I know.
The choice to make Jesus King of my life is really only measured by the discipline and willingness to stay true to that decision. And only with Gods help through the Holy Spirit will I ever be able to give it a decent shot. It’s nothing I can do on my own and my prayer every day is simple…
Help me Lord to seek You and Your kingdom first, above all other things.