Building Up the Kingdom

“…let us know His secret purpose.  This was what God wanted, and He planned to do it through Christ.  His goal was to carry out His plan, when the right time came, that all things in heaven and on earth would be joined together in Christ as the head. – Ephesians 1:9-11 

In the post “Seeing the Purpose Clearly”, highlighted was Paul’s discussion on spiritual gifts. Any leader for the cause of Christ should strive to create passion, enthusiasm, and purpose by mixing the mysteries of the Spirit with knowledge for the mind. Any leader should pray, receive directions, and desire to present it to others for the purpose of building up the kingdom.

Communication is the key. When you pray, pour out your feelings to God and listen for instructions. When you sing, know the words you sing like the song Me Without You by TobyMac points out. 

Don’t build your own kingdom only to watch it fade away. Instead, build up the kingdom of God. Don’t change your core beliefs like the shifting wind to fit what is popular. Instead, stick to the principles of God because they last forever.



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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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