The little things we surround ourselves with make an impact. Just as a seed grows in good conditions, we thrive when we create a healthy environment. This week we shifted focus away from distractions and obstacles and onto building God’s Kingdom in us. How do we position ourselves to be blessed with fruitful lives and understanding?
Your Will Be Done
Jesus spent much of His time on earth teaching us about the Kingdom of God, praying for its advent, and telling us how to live with a kingdom mindset. Have you ever wondered what you need to be doing to bring about the kingdom of God? There are some easy answers to that question!
Having A Teachable Heart
King Solomon is said to be the wisest man who ever ruled. God made him a promise: “Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you” (1 Kings 3:12b, ESV). The book of Proverbs is Solomon’s collected teachings, inspired by God and written down for our benefit. Let’s study what God says about how to be teachable, seeking after His wisdom and truth.
This week, we heard the good news that God commands us to be positive. And God never tells us to do something that we don’t have some control over. We have a say in whether we do that or not. Yes, it will take God’s power and our own self-discipline, but we do have the ability to change our attitudes and watch our words. How do we build confidence, encourage, and urge others to be the best they can be and to grow in their faith?
The Friendship Formula
The wisest man to ever live often wrote of life as meaningless and empty vanity. King Solomon’s book (Ecclesiastes) can be downright dreary. Yet, his conclusion is that all striving, and material things are fleeting. Relationships are what endure. They are what make life worth living and bring fulfillment. He teaches us that "more” works better and that two are stronger.