They spend thousands of dollars searching and yearning for the unknown.
Reference: nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” (Luke 17:21 NIV)
Explore: A lot of people spend their lives searching for happiness. They look for it in education, travel and career achievements.
They spend thousands of dollars searching and yearning for the unknown. A feeling… A moment.
From the people I have spoken to and articles I have read, as someone nears their deathbed they are rarely asking for a text book to read or an opportunity to make more money. Most of their desires and their regrets come down to their relationships.
Application: It is the same for us in our faith and our search for the Kingdom of God. So many people search for the ultimate spiritual moment.
A lightning bolt from Heaven. An epiphany of eternity.
Ye,t our spirituality becomes real right here on earth. The key is relationship.
The first relationship to spend our lifetime working on is with God. Prioritise it, value it and invest in it.
The second relationship is with other people. This is how we can live out the life God has called us to.
You can search the whole world for purpose only to realise it was already within your grasp.
Prayer: Lord, You are our purpose. The more we connect in with You the greater our understanding of what lies ahead. Amen.
Where have you found the Kingdom of God?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.