Most of us see the world around us, not under the light of the Kingdom of God, but in the darkness of sin.
We are so busy “seeking the Kingdom” that we trample over those who don’t seek like WE seek, and so we grossly fail to “SEE THE KINGDOM” in others.
Sadly then, things are mired in a fog of debate and become defiled by our own intentions and condition, everything of the Kingdom in others appears corrupted, because we are corrupted!
So, although all things are in and of the Kingdom of God, we don’t recognize the Kingdom of God in them.
Why? Because the need to be “sharing a bit of the glory” blinds us with a smugness that is self assigned to judge those who are less “in” on the real goods of “Kingdom seeking.”
The Kingdom of God is all around is. Wherever we go, the Kingdom of God is there. It doesn’t put on a show and rarely does it reveal itself in “the flesh patting itself on the back”, and it certainly doesn’t look down the nose at others who might challenge us or move differently in gifts. Nor is it testy!
It comes as it is, in the humble truth of reality. It’s all around us, and we are “in it” even as it’s already seeded into us as believers.
Sadly, most of us do not see it as it is in its pure glory, due to the veil which we have put on between the Kingdom and us.
“To the pure all things are pure, but to the corrupt and unbelieving nothing is pure; their very minds and consciences are corrupted,” Titus 1:15 RSV.
Oh! We must, must, MUST – see the Kingdom and all of its facets that reflect truth and light, in others, and seek the Kingdom with no desire to own a piece of the notoriety or presumption that “WE” know more about it.
“Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? The one whose deeds are blameless and whose motives are pure, who does not lie, or make promises with no intention of keeping them,” Psalm 24:3-4.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.