Kingdom Space

Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the Kingdom...among the people.   -Matt. 4:23

Good morning!  Jesus spent much of His time talking about His Father's Kingdom- the Kingdom of God. Though not an exhaustive definition, the Kingdom of God is the kingly rule or sovereignty of God.  It is composed of all who are willingly subject to His rule and includes any sphere, space or realm in which His rule operates.  He told His disciples that as they went along that they should proclaim, "The Kingdom of heaven is at hand."  (Matt. 10:7)  He once told His followers to seek first the Kingdom of God and everything else in life would be taken care of  (see Matt. 6:33).  In other words, see to it that the authority of God is ruling and reigning in your life; all other matters will fall into place if you do.

With that said, is the Kingdom of God ruling in your company?  In your building?  On your campus?  In your workplace?  True, you probably don't have full control over all of it, even if you are the CEO, president or owner.  But you do have the opportunity to ensure that your cubicle (or office, or hall, or "space") is an area or realm where the Kingdom of God is in charge!  If God who lives in you is in charge of your heart, then everywhere you go the Kingdom is there!  Even in those places where Satan has normally had domain, the Kingdom goes there if you do- if your heart is being controlled and ruled by the King of the Kingdom.  It is no small wonder that many of you come under so much attack at work.  When you show up in some of the places you go and work, you are often trampling on that which Satan has been ruling perhaps for a very long time.  Satan's rule must move over or get out of the way!!  What an opportunity you have to introduce the Kingdom (reign and rule) of God into your workplace every day and to literally change the culture/environment!

Your workplace challenge is to let Christ invade your space!  Ask Him to have full control of your life this morning and to exercise authority in your space whether it is a cubicle, hall, wing, division, warehouse, boardroom, closet, classroom, store, office or home. Serve Him there to the very best of your ability but watch out.  With your influence, His rule may spread!!  This is an exciting and out-of-the-box way to work...and the only way to work if Christ is in charge of your heart. So, claim your space for His glory!  "For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever."