Drawing water ourselves.

February 27, 2009 at 5:55 pm 1 comment

Ft. McDowell, Arizona

If anything good comes from this economic tsunami it might just be that Christian people become Kingdom people.  Kingdom people, by definition are citizens of a nation ruled by The Almighty-Jesus.  We do not find our hope in economies, presidents, stock markets or even churches.  We are focused not on what we can see but on what we cannot see, except with eyes of faith. Kingdom people see things that are not as though they were. (Hebrews 11)  Kingdom people know their King to be strong, able and willing to do far beyond anything we can ask or think

Unfortunately the last 20 years or so we haven’t had to depend on our King and live by faith, we were able to do it ourselves.

Oswald Chambers wrote:  The reason some of us are such poor examples of Christianity is that we have failed to recognize that Christ is Almighty.  We have Christian attributes and experiences, but there is no abandonment or surrender to Jesus Christ.  When we get into difficult circumstances, we impoverish His ministry by saying, “Of course, He can’t do anything about this.”  We struggle to reach the bottom of our own well, trying to draw water for ourselves.

This I think, is the legacy of the last 20 years of church ministry.  We are good people, we have done good things, we have built some big buildings and paid some great staff and often without ever having to depend on the King for much of anything. We have done just fine drawing our own water.  We have never really gotten to the bottom of our own wells.

I think the days of drawing water ourselves are all but gone. If we are not at the bottom of our own wells, we are real close.  Now we will see what The Almighty can do.  Bad for the economy perhaps, but great for the Kingdom.

Chambers writes: The thing that approaches the very limits of His power is the very thing we (Kingdom people) ought to believe He can do.  We impoverish and weaken His ministry in us the moment we forget He is The Almighty.

We will begin to live as Kingdom people when we begin to live as if our King is unlimited in power and stands ready to use it.

If you would like to read the entire Oswald Chambers daily reading for February 27th, from which this post was taken, you can find it HERE.

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Entry filed under: Authority, Belief, Bible, Church, Faith, Finance, Financial meltdown, Holy Spirit, Institutional church, Jesus, King Jesus, Kingdom, Kingdom Gospel, Money, Oswald Chambers, Revelation, The Father, Theology, Thoughts.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Lyle  |  March 7, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I fall so short in this matter. I have felt at the bottom of my barrel for some time now and I know God is able to do the miraculous and I’m still waiting, but where is God now-He says that He will meet all our needs-isn’t our financial obligations part of our needs? Lord help my unbelief and help me see what I need to change-I want to be a Kingdom kid and see the absolute miraculous hand of God in my life and that is what is needed now

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