Those of you who planned to follow the series The Kingdom is Here – Where Do You See It? have probably noticed that posts have been few and far between over the last few weeks. It seems that everyone has been off enjoying summer (at least in the northern hemisphere) and glimpses of the kingdom so much that they have not had time to write about it.
However many of us are now starting to look towards the autumn. Some are planning harvest festivals and others are even beginning to plan for Advent. This is a good time to reflect on the kingdom of God, what it means and where we see it so that our activities of the coming seasons are not random but are focused on God and God’s purposes for us and for our world. Not surprisingly I am starting to receive more posts for the series The Kingdom is Here.
So this week we are back to exploring the kingdom and the ways in which it is breaking into our world. And to start off the week a great quote from Keith Meyer’s new book Whole Life Transformation: Becoming the Change Your Church Needs, which I am reading this week. (book review to follow
…success in ministry and in life is found by becoming on the inside the kind of person who lives in the kingdom of God here and now. This person is led by their confidence in Jesus to seek the kingdom of God, to seek to in it, more than anything else and in all places. As they do this, transformation into Christlikeness progresses, and they find that, more and more, they easily and routinely do the kinds of things practiced and taught by Jesus Christ. Spiritual formation in Christ is the process that occurs to those who have, by grace and by choice, entered into the status of the disciple or apprentice of Jesus in kingdom living.