Your kingdom come
Matthew 6 : 10a
One of the most important doctrines of Christianity is that of the Sovereignty of God. At heart this is a question of whom do you serve and who are you working for and whose vision do you want to see come into being? This isn’t a theoretical discussion either as it focuses our minds on what kind of world do we want to live in? Do you want to see a world that God would want? Where the poor and the widows are looked after, where human dignity is assured, where life is precious and where God is honoured above all else? Or would you rather see the kind of world we have created for ourselves where poverty is rampant, human life can seem worthless, where the planet is treated like our own person rubbish dump and where God’s name is mostly spoken as a swear word?
Your Kingdom come recognises that it is God’s world we want to see come into being. More than that, along with the rest of the prayer it says that it is God’s world we will personally work towards.
For every single person who lives some thing or some one is their sovereign. It might be power like many of the despots. It could be popularity where chasing and getting the most ‘likes’ or re-tweets is the thing. It could even be good old money where we desire more than anyone else. Make no mistake, every single person who has ever lived serves a sovereign.
Who or what sits on the throne of your heart? Whom do you serve? Who are you working for? What vison do you want to see come into being?
‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
Action: Watch the news and read the paper, try to work out what/who the people mentioned are serving? Contrast that with the God whom you serve.