Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Today Reminder - 23 October 2013 (Day 17 - Living in the Kingdom)

A reminder for today
Yet the LORD sent prophets to bring them back to him. The prophets warned them, but still the people would not listen. (2 Chronicles 24:19)

It is Wednesday already! This week is going by way too quick. We are in the proses of moving to a new house and all the challenges that are arising in this proses is just unbelievable. There is still so much to do before we can move and the time is just not enough. Every time I see the project manager I feel like the prophets warning the people and they do not listen. It feels as if he hears me but he does not listen. 

This made me think of people in general. When they hear the Word and they know what to do, but they do not listen. Does this sound familiar? I see it so often. People go to church in Sunday but on Monday they are back on their old ways. Circumstances and friends certainly play a role here and I believe that it is purely because they hear but they don’t understand. Do you remember this? The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don't understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts. The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy. But since they don't have deep roots, they don't last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God's word. The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God's word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced. The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God's word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!" (Matthew 13:19-23)

I suppose in every kingdom there is revolt and people that disagree with the king and the king’s ways. Most certainly there are people that will enter the kingdom of God but find that it is too hard for them to follow our king and His ways. So they will choose to leave this kingdom and follow another. I guess there is not much we can do, it remains a choice and we could pray that their hearts will change and that their eyes will open, but in the end we cannot force them to live in God’s kingdom.

Come my dear friend and let us take our friends and family who are still blinded by the evil one and carry them to the Lord in prayer so that their eyes will open and their hearts will change. Our time here is short and before you know it we will stand in front of the Lord at judgement day. I want to stand there knowing that I have done all I could to bring as many as possible with me, even if only one changes their ways, it means one less for the kingdom of darkness. So let us continue the battle as we take the kingdom of God with us wherever we go.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus