Jesus Is Providing An Entirely Different Perspective
on success and happiness. The new Kingdom is breaking in, and the new community is coming together. This is the logic of that Kingdom and that community: to inhabit God’s story, this is what must be done. To accrue fame and comfort and riches is counter to this new community. In the economics of this new community, real success is marked by a willingness to sacrifice one’s very life to God, and the promised rewards are immense.Matthew 17:1 The Voice
God Wants To Be Our Everything! He has given us an incredible future in the Kingdom of God and this is where He wants us to be deeply rooted and deployed on earth as it is in heaven. We have to pull up our roots from this world and transplant them in HIS Kingdom. God wants us to give Him everything, He wants us to let go of the things of this world and cling to HIM. We were not designed for this world, we were placed here to “grow through”, but never destined to stay here. Our time here is short and the best way to live it is to give God the all of our everything here, implanting it back in His Kingdom, where it will grow and produce a forever fruit!
Colossians 2:6-9 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. 9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. New Living Translation
God Wants Our Burdens Here To Be Light! The more we hold on to stuff, it complies and becomes very heavy to carry around. We work so hard to hold on to the things of this world, trying to affix things here, trying to reconcile our lives here, working daily at developing and establishing an earthly comfort zone. Oh, the energy it takes to try to blow up a comfort bubble around us that is constantly deflating. The oxygen of this world is not enough to keep us alive, it is God who causes us to take the next breathe in this world. What good is the air, if we can’t take it in? We need God, but our motive in needing Him, needs to change, because we don’t need Him for temporary creature comfort here, we need Him to make a good transition from here to His Kingdom, where we do belong and where we were created permanently for.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle, meek and humble, lowly in heart, and you will find rest relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant, and My burden is light and easy to be borne. Amplified Bible
We Were Created For Eternity! The only way to live with peace, joy and strength here on earth is to reconcile ourselves to the truth that we do not belong here and the all of our everything here was given to us temporarily by God and very purposefully so, to prepare us for our real home, His Kingdom. Receiving provision from God is meant to be more than a onetime transaction, it was meant to be seeded into His Forever Kingdom. It was meant to be a constant abundant in take and output. God’s life in us, His nurture, His provision is meant grow us through with an eternal output. Giving God back everything He has given us, we seed into His Kingdom, we lay everything out on His Harvest field here on earth all for Him, all for the glory of His Kingdom.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds, a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy, yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. Amplified Bible
We Receive, We Give Back! We are to receive everything God abundantly supplies us with and use it to nurture our soul, replenish our spirit, feed our heart and then we should give all of our growth from this nurturing, give it back to His Kingdom. Give God Everything! Nothing planted here will leave an eternal mark, it will dry up and die. The soil of the Kingdom of God is good soil, it produces an everlasting fruit. So plant everything given you into His Kingdom and you will reap a harvest of abundance. We are not meant to build a life here with what we were given, we were meant to be Kingdom Builders.
Matthew 6:19-30 Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. New Living Translation
The Human Nature Keeps, The Eternal Nature Gives! When we give God the everything of our life, dying to ourselves, living unto Him, wholly-holy, this is the how of planting Kingdom seeds, of sowing and reaping an eternal harvest, which grows forward unto forever! Today, give God everything! Every day, wake up and say: “Jesus, You can have me, YOU can have everything!” Don’t hold on to anything He has given you, invest it back in His Kingdom! Is God Your Everything? Think On This And Do What It Takes To Make It Be So! Wholly-Holy-His! Let Go, Let Be, Be Still And Know HE Is God!
Hebrews 11:12-19 So from this man, who was almost at death’s door, God brought forth descendants, as many as the stars in the sky and as impossible to count as the sands of the shore. All these I have mentioned died in faith without receiving the full promises, although they saw the fulfillment as though from a distance. These people accepted and confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on this earth because people who speak like this make it plain that they are still seeking a homeland. If this was only a bit of nostalgia for a time and place they left behind, then certainly they might have turned around and returned. But such saints as these look forward to a far better place, a heavenly country. So God is not ashamed to be called their God because He has prepared a heavenly city for them. The Voice
“What God Asks is a will which will no longer be divided between Him and any creature, a will pliant in His hands, which neither desires anything nor refuses anything, which wants without reservation everything which He wants, and which never, under any pretext, wants anything which He does not want.” Author: Francois Fenlon
This Worship Spotlight Is “Have Everything By David Dunn”! I heard the message of this song very clearly as God spoke to my heart about making everyday a day when I give Him everything. I hope this Worship Manna changes you as it has me. God bless you much. I hope you are enjoying our Worship Manna Spotlight in The Bridegroom’s Café. KimberlyMac