READ : Matthew 6:5-15
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (v. 10)
For as long as God gives us breath, we can worship him, grow as believers, and impact his kingdom on earth. As we do so, we must remember that there are really two aspects to the kingdom of God. There is the kingdom here and now, and the fullness of God’s kingdom that will only come when Christ returns.
Revelation 21 describes the wonder of this new heaven and earth, the end of pain, sorrow, and death, and the glory of the Holy City. As we follow Christ in this world, we do so never forgetting what is to come.
The kingdom here and now, and the glory that awaits, motivate us to thank, praise, serve, follow, and depend upon our great God and King. As a follower of Jesus Christ and a member of his body, keep the faith! Worship him in the fellowship of the church. Strengthen and build up the body of Christ. Look outward in mission, proclaiming and living out the good news of the gospel for the world to see. Let the Father’s will be done in your life until that glorious day when you see him face to face.
Lord of all, take my life, be glorified through me as I anticipate the fullness of your kingdom. Amen.