Living In The Kingdom of God

Why do so many Christians not seem to believe they are living now in the Kingdom of God? Or another way, living in God’s Dominion–now?

Jesus said that the Kingdom is here. He pointed out what should have been obvious, but wasn’t.

It’s not that someday and somewhere else we will live under God’s dominion. It is available to us right now.

Play a mind game, a thought experiment.

What if all those who call themselves Christian lived as if they were in the Kingdom of God? They lived practicing the words of Jesus, their teacher?

Even if it is 1 in 10 in North America and Europe and maybe 1 in 1,000 elsewhere. The salt and light of God would infuse everywhere. Instead of polluting everywhere.

Instead of concentrating on whom and what we do not like, we concentrate on ourselves and how we are living. We will change, and those around us will change.

Not with a hammer, but with light.

Thoughts begun with a reading of Anthony de Mello, Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality.

2 Responses to “Living In The Kingdom of God”

  1. josephruizjr Says:

    Have you read Andy Stanley’s book Irressitable? Our church leadership was given a copy to read. Very thought provoking to say the least. Grace and Peace.

    • Gary Mintchell Says:

      Yes, I love Andy Stanley. Never thought I’d say that for a graduate of Dallas Seminary, but he has a refreshing perspective.

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