November 05, 2017

Daily Devotion - Advance God's Kingdom (Day 28)

From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. (Isaiah 48:6-7)  
Daily devotion
Most of the world does not understand the kingdom that has been disclosed to us by the Spirit of God.  This kingdom can only be understood as God reveals himself to us. And so many Christians, even though they have some knowledge of God, are still ineffective and unfruitful in their knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

Since the time is short, it is imperative that those who are consumed by the Word of God focus their will on being empowered by the Holy Spirit to advance the kingdom of God.  God has shown all of this to us for a purpose.  We are to be engaged, allowing God to work, advance, and move his interests forward through us.  We are exhorted to excel in grace living and grace giving.  We must continually monitor what is consuming our time, talent, and treasure.  God is going to hold us accountable for the revelation that he has given to us.

Because our story has yet to be completed, it may be that God still has hidden things to reveal to us for the purpose of engaging us in further kingdom activity.  We serve a God who is awesome in power and who is able, according to scripture, to do more than we can ask, think, or imagine, according to his immeasurable power that is at work in us.  As we accomplish the tasks he has given us, we qualify ourselves for use, by the master, for additional works that he has prepared for us to do.     

Heart Deposit: 
As you spend time in God’s Word, what is he revealing to you?  What difference is this making in your life?  In the lives of others?

Related Verses:
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.”  Psalm 145:13

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