17 comments on “The Mystery of the Kingdom of God

  1. Thank you for the visual of the heart. It really makes sense to me. I wonder if trials create a lean time that burns off some of the waxing of our hearts so that it beats to His will and not our own? Sadly, we seem to need trials for this very reason…

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • Thank you, Wendy for this insight. Yes, I do believe that God causes all things to work together for our good, and that as you say, trials make us less complacent, more agile, burning off the waxing of our hearts so that we can feel God’s presence more acutely, and see His face more clearly. Blessings to you, too! Dee

  2. Great post, also in the same way as trials are a period of ‘lean’ time, I think times of sacrifice, giving up the pleasures of life for Him, are like going on a spiritual diet. Fasting, and self sacrifice help keep the heart lean too. Thanks for sharing this terrific post. 🙂

    • Yes, definitely, times of sacrifice and of praise, and foregoing of worldly pleasures to spend time with God, also keep our hearts lean and spiritually healthy. Thank you so much for your added input to the post. Blessings to you!

  3. I know that there are many reasons, facets, purposes to why our Master came to us the way He did – taking on man, being man, not powerful – not born to a palace. What you have hit upon for me here is another purpose. We all look for a teacher – Jesus, was a master teacher – He took no guff, He was no push over – He is no push over. BUT – what makes a teacher great are the questions of His students afterward. Jesus wants us to think – question – question Him, question our motives. Jesus came to us with no distractions – no pretense – but to be a Teacher – and the questions we invoke in us are the answers we seek. Thank you, as always Dee – well done.

    • Thank you for your wonderful insights, focusing on Jesus as a master teacher, Sandra! Yes, definitely, Jesus penetrated into the deepest sinews and veins of the intents and purposes of men’s hearts. I am so glad you excavated into this angle of the post! Thank you so much. Dee

    • Thank you for your wonderful insights, focusing on Jesus as a master teacher, Sandra! Yes, definitely, Jesus penetrated into the deepest sinews and veins of the intents and purposes of men’s hearts. I am so glad you excavated into this angle of the post! Thank you so much. Dee

  4. Dee, as I started reading this, I couldn’t help but think of something more ~ that we are apt not to find the Kingdom of Heaven for we never think to look within ourselves ~ for surely Jeruselem is more than a place. It is a people ~ and a light that dares burn within us all if we only know to look. I love this. Absolutely beautiful as always!!! Always…….. Love ever, Bobbie

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