What Is A Kingdom-Minded Person Like?
|Today, co-writer Paul Marc Goulet wrote the message of "A Miracle Every Day". I pray his message and audio will bless you today.
A Kingdom-minded person thinks differently than other people. How do you know what a Kingdom-minded person should think, or act, like? How should we dress, and what kind of cars should we drive?
I know these questions sound a little silly, but Christians have been asking them for centuries.
Romans 14:17 tells us, “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (NKJV)
After I accepted Jesus into my life, I was shocked by some advice I received from well-meaning Christians: “Paul, you’ve got to cut your hair and change your clothes. Don't play cards, go to movies or listen to rock ‘n’ roll music. Oh, and no more dancing.”
It seems hilarious now, but at the time, it was confusing. When I went to graduate school, I saw large communities of Amish people. They practiced their faith in very different ways. I was confused.
April, have you ever been confused by the religious practices of your family or friends? It’s not our intention to judge or condemn others, but it’s important that you decide these things for yourself and your household. Joshua made this bold declaration: “…as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15, NKJV)
I found this amazing scripture about the look of a Kingdom-minded Christian. It had nothing to do with clothes or food but with something much more transformative: “He said to them, ‘Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.’” (Matthew 13:52, NIV)
April, have you been trained for the Kingdom of Heaven? Do you bring out treasures that are old and new? Do you represent the values of this world or the values of Heaven?
I pray you and I will commit to be experts of Heaven. I pray you will be a resource of wisdom and love.
God doesn’t judge you on your looks, or bank account, but on the wealth of your heart and mind.
You’re a miracle.
Paul Marc Goulet
Thank you, Paul Marc, for sharing this today!