Forging Ahead In Trustful Hope – Day 8

March 16, 2011

20 Some of the Pharisees asked Jesus, “When will the kingdom of God come? “Jesus answered, “God’s kingdom is coming, but not in a way that you will be able to see with your eyes. 21 People will not say, ’Look, here it is!’ or, ’There it is!’ because God’s kingdom is within you.”

Luke 17:20-21

Jesus is saying, the kingdom of God is not something you need to get, but as a believer it is something that is resident within you, waiting to be released and manifested to the world around us. To help you understand how this will take place, let’s look at what the kingdom of God is like:

30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade.”

Mark 4:30-32

The point of this passage is not the size of the mustard seed, but that the mustard seed although quite small, has great potential when nurtured and developed.

In Romans 12:3, it states that every man has been given a measure of faith.  This small “faith seed” of the Kingdom of God is planted within each of us and comes alive at salvation.  When this seed is cultivated it can grow large faith that releases the provision of the Kingdom of Heaven into our lives and to all those influence.

To understand this, we must comprehend that a seed is not something dead, waiting to come alive.  A seed is something that is already alive, waiting for the right environment to reach its potential.  If we are going to see the kind of faith that forges ahead in 2011 releasing more of heaven on earth, we must allow the seed of faith that was planted in us to be nurtured and fully developed.   

Within the shell of every seed lies the living DNA that promises its full potential. Its identity and purpose is already resident in the seed. A seed doesn’t grow then find out what kind of seed it is.  The seed is complete, and when grown, it manifests the fullness of what it is and its purpose. 

So many of us are in search of our true identity and purpose; yet when we allow the spiritual seed of the Kingdom (with its DNA already within us) to take hold of our lives and grow, our true identity and purpose will naturally manifest itself. 

3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

Psalms 1:3

In this season of prayer, allow the seed of the Kingdom to take root in you and prosper.  Become a person who is Forging Ahead In Trustful Hope advancing the Kingdom of God all around you.

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