Sunday, March 7, 2010
Your Kingdom Come
I have been studying the book by Kay Arthur "Lord, Teach Me to Pray in 28 Days." It is going through the Lord's Prayer. I am on day 7 (Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven) and it has taken me about 4 weeks to get to this day. I am taking my time (I think you figured that out). Day 7 title is, "Eagerly Awaiting Him." It is talking about our allegiance. Half-way through Day 7, Kay writes this: Churchianity puts people first; church is about them and their desires. Christianity puts Christ in His rightful place as head of the church.
The part that struck me was the following:
Let's face it, too often in life our walk doesn't match out talk. We want only enough of Christianity to get us to heaven, only enough to get our prayers answered and get the benefits of healing and prosperity. We don't want to give total allegiance to His kingdom, because it call us to a cross. We don't want His kingdom to come today, tomorrow, or even within a few years because, like Demas, we love this present world more (2 Timothy 4:10).
Kay then writes, "is this right or is it wrong? Does any of it describe you?"
This is something to think about, hmmm?