I believe that we as Christians are waiting expectantly for the Holy Spirit to work in powerful ways in our land. God is showing us small glimpses of his Kingdom in peoples lives. Something big is on the horizon, I believe, and we are on the precipice of a great awakening in this land.
The thing is that God is aching to bring His Kingdom flooding into the lives of myriads of people who desperately need him. Yet I contend that there is something preventing Him from doing such a thing at the moment. Unfortunately, it has to be said that as Christians, we very easily change the Lord’s prayer from being about Him to about us. “My Kingdom Come, My Will be done”.
We’re too caught up on denominations, theology and church issues (which is all important) rather than focusing on HIM.
Moreover, Christ’s priority is His Kingdom, and Christ’s prayer is unity of believers.
If we can’t make Christ’s priorities and prayers our priorities and prayers, then why bother in the first place?
We… I… need to practice what I preach. It’s no use me saying stuff without doing it. Jesus says that people will believe because we love eachother. He also says that people will come to know him because of our witness as unified Christians.
I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. – Jesus in John 17
Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre.
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It also says in 1 Cor 1:10, “I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
I have always wondered why there are so many divisions/denominations within Christianity, that is not the way it was supposed to be.
Too often I think we all suffer from putting ourselves at the top of the totem pole. Our thoughts, desires, wants, and ‘needs’ come first, when is should be “seek first Him kingdom and His righteousness”.
Thanks for the reminder and the great post!
Totally agree, Healing Leaf!
Why are we doing this to Christ’s church? Thank you so much for interacting! Will definitely be looking through your blog and linking very soon 🙂
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