The Kingdom of God is the splendor of the King
My declaration for 2017 is the year of MORE. Personally speaking, 2016 was a year of complacency. The danger of complacency is that it kills the creativity of our Creator, we default to comfort because we fear the failure of “radical”! However, I pray you gain hope like myself when reflecting on the Kingdom of God. I believe the kingdom of heaven is the most purposeful and content atmosphere, a place where there is no chaos, confusion, complexity or conflict. A place where God sees you and you see Him, His presence permeates your soul, and all you do, is done in a stance of utter praise.
I believe the lense of Heaven sees perspective and people. Perspective portrays a higher view point, it’s this “birds’ eye view”, where I believe one can see and believe that the King truly is Among US. Heaven sees people! God always desires to be with His people, He’s personal, He’s a Father besotted over His children, full of Agape love.
“He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
I pray that we would take heart, and challenge this life we are living! That our feet are on the ground but our hearts are in heaven, aligned in this truth. That we would be in awe and splendour when seeking his presence. That while we are here, we would personally have an understanding of Matthew 13:31-32, “that the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed…”, that we challenge the status quo through simple faith that has radical response, which has always been about loving humanity unconditionally.
The expression of Heaven is purposeful, simply through the example of Christ himself who was purposeful in pursuing our hearts.
Let us take on 2017, with this awe inspiring reality, that we can have a heart like heaven!
Michelle Weedon – UCT Powerhouse Leader