This month we completed another successful outreach training. I love teaching other believers how to reach out, and sometimes, step outside of their comfort zone to share the love of Christ. Of course every time we do a training like that it always inspires me to write and add to this series. Building God’s kingdom is so important as a believer. Hands down it is the most fulfilling thing you will ever do in life! This series has been such a blessing to my life! If you’ve missed the first 3 you can catch up with us below:
Now that your caught up, we are going to continue with the necessary characteristics, practices and principles a kingdom builder needs to do just that, build the kingdom of God.
The fourth principle that kingdom builders understand is, They serve a purpose greater than themselves!
Kingdom Builders serve a purpose greater than themselves!
We live in such a self-centered culture today. It’s really all about me, myself, and I. Nothing says that more than the iconic selfie. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my selfies, but as a kingdom builder, you have to know and actively pursue a purpose greater than yourself. To do so requires a mind shift. We have to change the way we think. Of course Christ was the greatest example of this at Calvary. He selflessly gave of himself, took our place and punishment. But that was Jesus, the question is what can we do do daily to add to the kingdom of god? I love Mathew 25, because it gives us a glimpse of everyday acts, and practical actionable ways in which we can daily build and add to God’s kingdom.
“…I was hungry and you fed me, I was Thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me…”
I love it, because when we think about about building a kingdom, the thought alone can be intimidating. When it’s a purpose greater than yourself, it should be. My immediate thought every time is, “Me Lord I can’t do that, it’s to great or to much!”. Then I’m reminded Rome wasn’t built in a day. Kingdoms are built brick by brick so to speak. An act of kindness, an encouraging word, a prayer with someone, a seed of Christs love planted, a visit, a hug, are all bricks! As the scripture says when you fail to do this to the overlooked and ignored, you fail to do so to Christ!
As I stated earlier to serve such purpose requires a shift in our thinking. One way in which we do so daily in our home is we pray Mathew 6:10. The Lord’s prayer, is so familiar to so many. As I pray it everyday,”…Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,…” I’m reminded I have work to do! I’m reminded that God wants his kingdom built here on earth as it is in heaven. I’m reminded to lay my brick, and do my part in helping to set the world right with God. Of course starting with myself, surrendering to God’s will. Then serving a purpose, doing my part to add to the Kingdom of God.
Lastly, I think it’s really important to know what the kingdom of God is.
The kingdom of God is a full representation of the body of Christ. Many times in our churches the scale of the body of Christ isn’t in plain sight. It’s important to remember that God’s Kingdom is multinational, incredibly powerful, and most of all eternal.
Let’s go to work:
I truly believe there is no greater purpose to fulfill in life, as a believer. What have you done lately to contribute to the kingdom of God? Are you so wrapped up in what’s going on in your own life that you haven’t thought about contributing to someone else? What can you do today, to do your part in adding to God’s kingdom?
We have one more part to this series, so stay tuned for Part 5! I pray this series has blessed you, as it is blessing me!