Training for Reigning (30 December 2020)

Morning Encounter:

READ

“And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God and they shall reign on the earth.’"

Revelation 5:9-11.  English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

REFLECT

God is a creator. And he has created us with the ability to create as well. In this sense we are co-creators with him. This is one way to understand the teaching that we will 'reign on the earth' with God. The life we are living right now is not a waiting room for the next life but a time of 'training for reigning' as Dallas Willard put it. 

RESPOND

Lord God - would you enrol me on your training course for reigning with you in eternity? Show me what this means and teach me how to reflect your character as a creator in my work and my relationships. 

Midday Meditation:

As you walk through your day today, what moments of 'reigning', or influence, do you have? A conversation with a colleague or family member, a work decision, even driving your car. How can you exercise choices and creativity in the way you navigate life, rather than being the slave of those around you? 

Evening Reflection:

'What will you be doing in 100,000 years from now?' was a question onced posed by Dallas Willard. Revelation 5 (that we read this morning), suggests our eternal destiny with God is to 'reign on earth' with people from every ethnic and people group. Turn this mind blowing idea around in your head as you go to sleep tonight.

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