Luke 17:20-21 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”

 

When Jesus was talking to the Pharisees about the Kingdom of God, he was talking to people who could not see what was in front of them. It would be like playing hide and seek with a toddler and not being able to find them when they are right there, hiding in the open. Jesus was standing in front of them and they were looking past him seeking a kingdom that was not of God’s design or purpose.

 

What are we looking for in the Kingdom of God? Are we looking for special gifts and blessings for our own lives? Are we expecting an outpouring of finances to make us wealthy? Or are we looking for the presence of Jesus and opportunities to serve him and his people. What if the Kingdom is not all about me, but it is all about him? Will I be able to see him? Or will I look past him for a better offer? I pray for eyes to see, and a heart that is open to the presence of Christ and what He wants for my life today. Will you join me in seeking what he wants over what I want?