Archive for January 2014

There are a lot of things to do in the world. There’s a lot of things to believe. God’s kingdom is the best thing. God’s will is the best plan.

Matthew 4:16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.” 17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

Following Jesus makes you better.

God’s kingdom is like light that shines. It is always the best and brightest light. I’ve told you many times that one of the first things we were told in art school was to discard dim lights and buy bright lights.

Daniel 3:24 “This is the interpretation, Your Majesty, and this is the decree the Most High has issued against my lord the king: 25 You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox and be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes. 26 The command to leave the stump of the tree with its roots means that your kingdom will be restored to you when you acknowledge that Heaven rules.

Nebuchadnezzar could not rule in his domain until he understood that “Heaven rules” (God’s domain or Kingdom). Dan. 3:26, “…Your kingdom will be restored to you when you acknowledge that Heaven rules.

Definition of best: Of the highest quality, excellence, or standing: the best work; the best students. most advantageous, suitable, or desirable: the best way, most productive of good :  offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction

Definition of 'Best Practices: A set of guidelines, ethics or ideas that represent the most efficient or prudent course of action. Best practices are often set forth by an authority, such as a governing body or management, depending on the circumstances. While best practices generally dictate the recommended course of action, some situations require that such practices be followed.’

Kingdom best practice:

Following: Proverbs 16:20, Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. Praying: Philippians 4:6, Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Caring: 1 Corinthians 12:24 But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. Serving: Galatians 5:13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. Giving: Prov. 3:9 Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase Honoring: Romans 12:9, Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord Preaching: Luke 9:6, So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. Humility: Philippians 2:2 Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 

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"...Your kingdom come, your will be done, In EARTH [in me, in us, in my community and world] as it is in heaven!" Matthew 6:10

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