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It's inside you!

Some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come. His answer was, “The Kingdom of God does not come in such a way as to be seen. No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’; because the Kingdom of God is within you.”

Luke 17 : 20 - 21 (GNB)

When you think of God's kingdom what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Is it angels in white gowns bobbing about on clouds playing harps? Maybe it is a perfect sandy beach, sitting under a palm tree sipping a cocktail. Maybe it is an awe inspiring building or natural wonder.

As we have seen in the passage, the fact is that the Kingdom of God on Earth is a lot closer than that. It is closer than the room you are sitting in. It is even closer than someone sitting next to you. In-fact the Kingdom of God is inside you and every other follower of Jesus.

Just as your brain, heart and lungs are inside you. Working together to keep you alive and shape who you are. The kingdom of God is also inside you and does equally important work.

During your day to day life you will (hopefully) never see your internal organs. However you might get glimpses or 'shadows' that remind you that they exist. For example you might feel your heart pounding in your chest after going for a run.

The same is true for God and his kingdom within you. It is present within you, although there is no physical evidence on the outside to show that it is there. However, although you can't see it does not mean that it is not there. God likes to be subtle, building his kingdom though those who are willing to accommodate him. How do you think God's residence inside you is looking today? Is it fit for a king, or are there some things within your life which could do with a spot of DIY.

This week make an extra effort to remember the special guests that have taken residence inside you. Make sure you are going about your life in a way that makes them conformable, and be open to the way they want to go. Have a great week.

This week's song is King of my heart by Love and the Outcome.

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