Mark 1.15 (NRSV)
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”
Jesus teaches us that the kingdom of God is at hand. We live our lives in the kingdom. We, at the same time, seek expression of the kingdom in its fullest manifestation knowing that it is yet to be fully realized. We do this by faithfully following Jesus wholeheartedly, believing that God is moving in our hearts and lives. In essence we are never fully done with our work.
If we claim our name as Christians, we are professing Jesus as LORD and Savior. He will then shape what we say and what we do. We do this thoughtfully with a heart knowing that we are who we are supposed to be right now. With an open heart we accept who we are; acknowledging who we are becoming is yet to be entirely known. Our faith then is not rigid or as set as we would hope. The beauty is that we each have a part to play, and we are called to be part of the kingdom.
Sunday, Elijah will once again show us what commitment to faith means as he puts everything on the line. Elijah’s confrontation with King Ahab will challenge us to think about power and our use of it. See you Sunday!
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church