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Masculine Journey to Biblical Manhood: Part 2- "Prioritizing for God's Kingdom Agenda"

Written by vernon.

"Pray then like this... Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

(Matthew 6:9, 10)

Biblical Manhood Demands Prioritizing Our Lives to God's Kingdom Agenda.

If the kingdom of God today is the reign of Christ in the hearts of minds of believers, then we must give His kingdom our highest priority (Luke 6:9, 10) and live in obedience to His Lordship.

"There is a way to live, and Jesus and his kingdom is the way, and we have missed the way and hence our present chaos and confusion." -E. Stanley Jones

Why seek first the kingdom of God? Because Jesus knew that until He rules and reigns in the hearts and minds of believers, they will never be truly free, they will never experience true joy and happiness, they will never discover their real purpose in life. 

"See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you]." 

(Luke 17:21 AMP)

God's man has to establish fluorescent lines in the sands of cultural conformity, that he simply will not cross so that he can accomplish God's kingdom purposes for his life.

This requires humility, faith, and diligence: "Keep the rules and keep your life; careless living kills." (Proverbs 19:16, MSG)

Some thoughts to consider: 

  • We can't just show up and expect to conquer temptations and direct attacks against our faith.
  • We have to train ourselves in spiritual disciplines to follow Christ.
  • We have to plan for temptation ahead of time by daily submitting our will and ways to God. 
  • We have to form a network of support that follows us wherever we go. 
  • We have to cooperate aggressively with others who support our spiritual growth.
  • We have to practice living our lives in Christ daily.
  • We have to pursue God's kingdom agenda versus our own agendas.
  • We have to grow deeper in the Vine so that our branches are fruitful in the world.

Prayer:

Father, I very much need You to help me walk faithfully on the path to doing Your will in the advancement of Your kingdom. Teach me how to live daily in Christ!

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