Just about every day, my thoughts are invaded with the idea of “His will be done and his Kingdom come” and I always start to think what on earth does that look like? I think I get the “His will be done” part – for the most part, listening, and obeying what I hear him ask me to do.
But this “and his Kingdom come…” part is what I get stuck on. Now someone could easily “go logical” on us and say, well if you are letting his will be done (listening and obeying) then his kingdom is advancing… Yes, that makes sense, yet I believe there is a lot more than just a simple cause and effect formula to this kingdom thing.
For me the Kingdom of God here on earth “as it is in heaven” is well beyond my understanding, it’s more emotional, more carnal. The Kingdom is the Church, the people, the relationships, all of which are connected by the ribbon of God flowing through our lives. The Kingdom is here on earth when I stop and take a moment to pray for my friends, when I have coffee with someone, when I text a word of encouragement. These things to me are letting the Kingdom come. Yes those things are also His will living through my life. For the Kingdom to come, his will must be done. For his will to be done, the kingdom must come.
If a day goes by and a relationship isn’t touched, a soul not encouraged, a person’s thoughts not effected, or a prayer not offered up on behalf of another – then I wonder “have I let the Kingdom come today?”
Let his kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven….. as it is in heaven – that’s my next idea to ponder.