For years I missed out on God’s blessings because I was relying on my own reasoning and remained attached to the temporal things of the world. I continued for many years clinging to what I could not keep. Ever since I have started following Jesus, I am learning the simplicity of His ways. He gives His Kingdom to those who trust and rely on Him for everything. When Jesus came to earth, He didn’t defend His Kingdom with violence and force, although He could have called on His Father for the assistance of twelve legions of angels. He came as our Heavenly Father’s sacrificial Lamb to take away my sin and to establish His Kingdom in my heart. It is His good pleasure to give me the Kingdom. He has put within me a hunger and thirst for righteousness along with a desire to follow Jesus and abide in Him. There is nothing this world has to offer that can compare with the benefits that come by doing that. Every government on earth, no matter what its form may be, eventually comes to an end. But His Kingdom, in all of its power and glory, will last forever. I thank God for the blessing I have of being one of its citizens.
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”