The kingdom of God is like…
We know that Jesus used that phrase many times never giving the same answer twice. From this we can see that there is no single right answer, but rather that the description of the kingdom of God is multi-faceted.
There is value in sharing with one another our understanding of the kingdom of God. In fact, it is the nature of the gift of prophecy that we would declare the nature of the King, the nature of His kingdom, and who we are as the citizens and people of God within that kingdom.
The comments from the previous post brought up so many great ideas along these lines. Rather than just my single-faceted perspective, I would like to open up the comments for everyone to share their reflections about the kingdom.
Whether you feel that your ideas are simple or profound, I would love to read about your glimpse of the King and His kingdom.
The following questions are simply to trigger your imagination. Feel free to answer with whatever is in your heart.
Who is our king? What is He like? Who is He to you? How would you describe this King to others?
What does it mean to be a citizen of God’s kingdom? What kind of a kingdom is it? What are the values of this kingdom? How do those values define us?
How do we participate in life in the kingdom? What opens our awareness to the dimension of the kingdom? What is our role individually and corporately in the kingdom?
Go ahead and let loose with whatever ideas come to mind, knowing that as you share, you help us all in remembering and imagining the kingdom of God.