Monday, October 24, 2005

KINGDOM CHRISTIANS

Here's a paragraph I couldn't work into a chapter I recently submitted for a book to be titled Kingdom Christians:

Kingdom Christians don’t set their own agendas for achieving personal success. In fact, they discover along the way that personal success is not a Kingdom value. Nor do they set their own priorities for social wellbeing or political influence. Instead, as they grow in Christlikeness, they care more about what Jesus cares about. When they pray “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Luke 11:2), they really mean it. To them, God’s Kingdom coming is not so much something God will eventually bring about at the end of time. It is a way of living, caring, and acting in reflection of God’s character that brings the reality of the Kingdom to bear upon the present.

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  1. Absolutely with you " It is a way of living, caring, and acting in reflection of God’s character that brings the reality of the Kingdom to bear upon the present" and in fact doing so through not only our praying in the normal sense of the term but through making our lives prayer. The two parts of the phrase ['Your kingdom come' and 'Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven'] are like Hebrew poetry and explain one another. There's more on this kind of thing at http://abbeynous.schtuff.com/lifestyle_prayer

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