Day 18: The Kingdom Among Us

Day 18: The Kingdom Among Us
Sherry Hartley

“Jesus replied, ‘The Kingdom of God can’t be detected by visible signs. You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the Kingdom of God is already among you.’” Luke 17:21

The Pharisees were asking Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come and he answered them by telling them that the kingdom of God was among them. I love this! The Kingdom is among us. The kingdom is Emmanuel, God dwelling in our midst. That is being kingdom ready. 

Being in God’s presence and letting him dwell in us by His Holy Spirit is the key to being kingdom ready. Every day we can ask the Father to fill us with his Holy Spirit. Luke 11:13 says, “How much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.” He wants us to ask him for more of the Holy Spirit! 

God wants to manifest his presence in the midst of his people. He wants us to know he is with us and for us. The blessing he gave the priests to bless his people with says, “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26). He says this to us every day.

We need to receive this blessing from him every day. We will be kingdom ready when we sit in his presence and receive from him his love, his joy, his peace, and all the fruit of his Spirit each day.

Lord Jesus, I ask you to fill me with your Spirit today. I need your fullness in my life. I need the fruit of your Spirit to fill me and flow out of me today. I receive all that I need from you today. I thank you for your presence in my life!

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