Mark Day 26
And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” Mark 9:35-37
We must hear to see in the kingdom of God. There must be death for there to be life and there must be service for there to be leadership. To be an adult we must become like a child. It’s not that we see and understand but that we hear and believe. Hearing must happen for there to be seeing. So, we must choose who we are going to listen to first. Faith is trusting in the One who is talking. We can’t understand the kingdom of God until we first hear the king. His kingdom doesn’t fit into our understanding. But there will be understanding as we trust in the One who is talking. The kingdom of God is contrary to the kingdom of this world. The kingdom of this world takes while the kingdom of God gives to those who will receive it. We receive from God as we hear and trust in the One who is talking. This life in this kingdom of God is about receiving His love, light, life, and liberty to live according to what we hear Him saying. Those who hear Him, have Him as their Lord, Savior, Healer, Deliverer, Provider, Protector, Miracle Worker, and so on. It’s not who we are but who He is. It’s not where we are but where He is. Learn to listen to Him.