“For everyone who asksreceives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:8)
There is nothing like being in the King’s service. When we realize what we are designed for and the particular works he wants us to do, we experience a fulfilling and abundant life. Our lives will truly echo into eternity as we experience the favor and blessing of God when we are in harmony with his will.
How do we know this? “For we are his creative work, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we can do them” (Ephesians 2:10). We are God’s handiwork, special vessels made for the purpose of being productive.
Our heavenly Father wants us to be engaged in the good works he has prepared for us. When we are spiritually born into his family, we become a new creation with renewed purposes and works to do for his kingdom.
How do we find these works he wants us to do? We need to ask, seek, and knock, so he will reveal his will to us by opening doors in the direction he wants us to go.
“Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him.” God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the things of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God” (1 Corinthians 2:9–12).
God has prepared things for those who love him, and his Spirit freely reveals these things to us. As we understand more and more about the imperishable values that matter to God and align them with the gifts of time, talent, and treasure he gives to us, we discover what he specifically wants us to do to help advance his kingdom.
In KingdomNomics we want to be sure to practice this principle: “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22, NIV). When we are doers of the Word of God, he knows he can depend on us to accomplish the tasks he reveals to us.
Today, ask yourself:
What endeavors in my life reveal that I am truly in the King’s service?