God Has It

For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.

1 Corinthians 4:20 (NLT)

Images of candidates crisscrossing this nation fill the television screen and social media. I am thankful to be an American citizen with all of its rights and privileges, but some thoughts in a recent sermon reminded me that I am also a citizen in the Kingdom of God. Dual citizenship occurred when I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior.

Jesus wanted his disciples to understand their earthly responsibilities to the Kingdom of heaven so rather than writing up a book of rules, He told stories using simple everyday situations and items to make His point. He suggested that the best way to get results is to work behind the scenes, quietly making changes.

His example in Matthew 13:33 illustrates the point; “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.” As a baker, I know that though you can’t see the yeast mixed in with everything else, the results of its addition are unmistakable.

I want to make a difference as a Kingdom citizen but it is reassuring to know that I don’t have to be the center of attention. My contribution may be minor and seem unremarkable but the miracle comes from God’s multiplication factor. He is the one who makes the difference, I am just one of the ingredients.

The election is Tuesday and as Kingdom citizens we don’t have to worry about a thing. We DO need to be responsible and vote but the outcome is up to God.

 

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2 thoughts on “God Has It

  1. Karen Andrues

    The right, privilege and responsibility to vote are extremely important to me. I often find that I have procrastinated or put off doing my research until I am rushed toward voting day. Campaign ads and all the drivel that comes in the mailbox drive me crazy. Check out platforms! Check out voting records! Check out everything available in debates, biographical sources, credible reviews, and not just vote “party”. THINK! That’s why we’ve been blessed with brains. It slays me when people (even people who are my friends or family) vote with only their feelings, or vote based solely on one issue that a candidate supports and promises to do something about. We need to remember that although a candidate may have an excellent platform, track record, and character, it doesn’t mean that he or she will necessarily be able to cause their platform promises to come to fruition. Only God is in control. Only God’s will changes the heart of every person who believes in Him. All the rest is man’s striving. So why worry?

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