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A Passion for the Kingdom

God has put a passion in my heart. That passion is to see His kingdom come and His will done on earth as it is in heaven. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by this passion as I see the slide towards existential immorality in the society around us. The task of bringing in the kingdom seems to great, particularly when confronted with the level of prejudice we encounter from the World concerning God, the Church and faith. But Jesus never said it would be easy; quite the opposite (see Mark 10:30).

So how can we achieve this task? Firstly, we need to pray – pray for breakthrough; pray for opportunities to share the good news; pray for God to lead us to those he is touching; pray for boldness and courage. Secondly, we need to stand. Paul said in Ephesians 6:13, when we have done everything else we need to stand. That means standing firm in our faith and remaining true to our calling in spite of all that comes against us. Thirdly, we need to remain connected. God places us in a body in order that we might have family around us who will stand with us, support us, pray for us and encourage us. Finally, we need to be led by the Holy Spirit. God gives us His Spirit to empower us for the task he has given us to do. Let us draw on the Spirit’s power day by day in order to get the job done.

God bless

Richard

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