Day 21

We have reached Day 21! Thank you so much for following along with us. Pastor Brian shares our concluding devotional today.
Colossians 1:28-29 - So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ. That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me.

For many of you, today is the final day of the Daniel fast.  I hope that this time of prayer and fasting has brought you closer to Christ. Keep seeking God throughout the year!  Today we are going to focus on Kingdom growth.  

Jesus teaches us to seek first His kingdom and righteousness.
Our everyday choices reveal to us the Kingdom that we seek.  

It’s easy to get caught up up in being glad that we know Christ and are part of His kingdom.
No doubt there is a joy and blessing in being part of His kingdom. We are called to not sit on the sidelines but to be active.

There are many scriptures and stories in the Bible that reminds us that not only do we need to be part of the Kingdom of Christ, we should also seek to grow the kingdom.  We do this through evangelism, missions and prayer. The primary mission of Christ should never be the secondary mission of His church…that’s you and me.

When we are part of a team, an organization, business, stock holder, etc,  we want it to be successful. In fact, we seek and labor for it to be success.

Todays Bible verse comes from Pauls letter to the church in Colossia, he is stating his desire and activity for “kingdom growth”. He uses all his strength and energy proclaiming the gospel so that everyone can be fully mature in Christ.

We all play a role in telling others about Christ.  We all play a role in helping others grow into maturity in our relationship w/ Christ. As we serve, love, pray, teach and give; we show that His kingdom matters. Our priorities and activities change when we are actively seeking His Kingdom and it’s growth. What we do and don’t do matters.  

Take some time today to pray and consider in what ways are you seeking to grow His kingdom.

Pray that His Kingdom would grow in us and around us. I have no greater joy than seeing his Kingdom grow in my family, Life Chapel, our community and throughout the world. I’m so excited to see what God can do in you and in our community. It’s obvious to see His work in our church!

Pastor Brian

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