In the last few posts, I have talked about the Kingdom of God. I have talked about the importance of seeking the Kingdom and described what the Kingdom is. Starting today, I want to get down to some specific how-tos of seeking the kingdom. The first is perceiving the kingdom. Be on the lookout! Our lives are filled with distractions. There is constant buzzing for our attention. Many of us are simply smothered and don’t have space in our lives. We are not perceiving what God is doing because we are not available. Our attention is focused elsewhere. Think about the driver sitting at the red … [Read More...]
Jesus starts his ministry by saying: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15, ESV) Throughout the four gospels, Jesus would make mention of the kingdom more than 100 times. Many of the parables told were about the kingdom. The kingdom is important. But what is the kingdom? Think about what a kingdom is. A kingdom is where the reign of a king extends. It is all the territory which is under his authority. The Kingdom of God then is all the places and the people that submit to God’s reign. The kingdom is not something to be … [Read More...]
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33, ESV) Seek first the kingdom. It does not say to seek it second, third, or fourth. It says to seek first. What do you seek first? How about when you wake up in the morning? What do you seek first? A warm shower? A cup of coffee? Breakfast? The latest news on Facebook? How about when you arrive home from work? A snack? A comfy chair? The television? Before anything else, Jesus tells us to seek the kingdom. What if we were more intentional about seeking the kingdom first? If we … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.