“A Taste of the Kingdom of God”

Thought for Today: A Taste of the Kingdom of God

There are many ways being taught about how to live your life; how to do this and how to do that. You are a child of the most high God, there is no need for you to do things like everybody else around you. 

All through Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and all through the gospel, Jesus speaks of one thing, and that is the KINGDOM OF GOD. Over 200 teachings of Jesus Christ in the New Testament revolve around the Kingdom of God.

There is a reason why you don’t hear many teachings on the KINGDOM OF GOD anymore, and that is because of what it means. Whenever you hear “the KINGDOM OF GOD” it means “God’s way of doing things.” 

Jesus said often that the KINGDOM OF GOD is at hand. Jesus was opening the eyes of those around him to God’s way of doing things; God’s way of living, God’s way of showing mercy, God’s way of grace, God’s way of treating people, God’s way of healing, God’s way of forgiving, and, most of all, God’s way of loving.

If you have been struggling in any area of your life, I say to you that THE KINGDOM OF GOD is at hand.  God’s way of doing things is right there at your fingertips and all you have to do is pick up the Word of God and trust in, rely on, depend on, and adhere to the Word of God. Then, He will reveal His way of dealing with that situation in your life. 

You must understand this truth when God said, “‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ Saith the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’” (Isaiah 55:8-9).

You have tried your way and the world’s way of doing things, now the KINGDOM OF GOD (God’s way of doing things) is at hand. The word of God says, “O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man (woman) that trusteth in him” (Psalm 34:8).

God’s way of fixing or providing in an area of your life will not look anything like the world, your flesh (feelings and/or emotions), or the devil’s way. God’s way of forgiveness will look totally different from humanity’s way of forgiveness. God’s grace, mercy, truth, power, authority, wisdom, understanding and, most of all, love will look nothing like that of the world. 

The KINGDOM OF GOD may appear to start off small, as though nothing is changing at the beginning. Then, out of nowhere, the glory of God will begin to shine on your situation and provision will come out of seemingly nowhere. Healing will come and you will begin to experience the grace of God in your finances. You will begin to experience the mercy of God in your shortcomings and downfalls. 

The love of God will begin to overwhelm you to a point where it does not matter if you are by yourself in a dark room, you can still feel the great love of God in your life. I say to you my brother, I say to you my sister, the KINGDOM OF GOD (God’s way of doing things) is at hand. He will never force you to do things, or live your life His way, but He will always invite you to live life His way. And, when you get a TASTE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, just a taste will change your whole world. 

For it is written, “Then said he (Jesus) unto what is the kingdom of God like, and whereunto I shall resemble it? (What is it like doing things God’s way?) It is like a grain of mustard seed (which is tiny) which man took and cast into his garden; and it grew and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches (it was so big many birds could fit on its branches). And again, he said where unto shall I liken the KINGDOM OF GOD It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened” (Luke 13:18-21).

Grab the Word of God today and get a TASTE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD (God’s way of doing things); your life will never be the same.

Be Blessed
Erick Young