Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 28, 2013

"People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”  Mark 10:13-15
How is it with your soul?
In this soulshift series you get to measure your soul aside the soul of Jesus. It is as helpful as it is painful to see clearly how He is wired and how you must be rewired.
To this point you have been confronted with the fact He is minded differently from you and you are not souled like Him.
Doesn't it hurt to think that you can follow Jesus for a long time and still not have His mind or His heart?
That is what a soulshift is all about.
Now, buckle up for another soul shocker.
It would be easy to focus on another obvious slip up by the disciples as they tried to prevent the children from coming to be blessed by Jesus. But it's more important to hear what He said to them. He warned them unless they became like a child they would miss the kingdom.
Okay, you get a moment to let that sink in.
Three questions arise when once you get your mind around it.
What is the kingdom?
What has to happen?
How does it happen?
The kingdom is a culture. It is a mindset, a set of values, a way of believing, life principles, it is the reign of God that must rule your heart.
For this kingdom to come to you there must be a change at the deepest level, in the core of your being, in your soul. "Metanoia" is the word used for change and denotes a difference or a change in form. The difference here is from you ruling your life to surrendering to His reign.
How does this change happen? It happens by entering into a child-Father relationship with God by faith. The Creator, and the Almighty Who cannot be contained by a vast universe can fit into your soul!
His kingdom has come! Has it come to you?
Don't miss it! Don't miss Him! He longs to be your Father and adopt you as His child.