God desires for us to seek Him diligently. In fact, the Scripture tells us that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). To seek Him intently and purposely also means to be more involved in the church, in the business of His Kingdom.
We have a role to play to further His cause and build His Kingdom. It is our conscious effort. However, this effort comes from Him. It is a gift from Him that we seek God and desire to be involved in what He is doing. “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 3:5).
What is the Kingdom of God
The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Psalm 103:19
God sits, as the ultimate King, on His throne. To have a throne means He is a ruler and He has a realm and Kingdom to rule over. God created the universe and everything in it. This affirms that the universe and all the heavens belong and must bow down to Him.
God’s Kingdom is not as simple as our own idea of a worldly kingdom. God’s purpose for His Kingdom is to fill it with people who are active participators—those who have hearts that desire to bring glory to Him.
God’s Kingdom is called the good news in the New Testament (Luke 4:43 and Mark 1:14-15). And rightfully so, as His Kingdom carries salvation and redemption. His purpose for His people is to be saved, and He ultimately wants us to be citizens and active participators in establishing a new heaven and new earth by being victors against our sins, Satan, and death.
Being Actively Involved In It
As His children and the people who belong to Him, we are being called to be active participants of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). However, as important as it is, we are also called stewards of His Kingdom here on earth. That means we must work and be a testimony of His grace and mercy in the littlest aspects of our individual lives so that people may see Him through us.
It shouldn’t be so complicated. If we think about it, when we’re still unbelievers, we’re living a life of a person who doesn’t care what other people think. We’re living a life that the world dictates for us.
When we become saved, when we become a Christian, we must take the same boldness that we had when we were living our lives outside Christ’s glory. We’ve got to understand that who lives on the inside of us, He’s the same one who delivered Daniel from the lion’s den. He’s the same one who parted the Red Sea for Moses. He’s the same one who delivered Jonah off a belly of a fish. He’s the same one who fed five thousand people with five loaves and two fish. He’s the same one who comes to seek and save that is lost. He’s our Alpha and Omega. If this doesn’t give us the boldness and courage that His Kingdom demands from us, nothing will.
God wants to use us and He’s already told us that there is no hindrance and obstacle that will prosper against us, as His servants and people (Isaiah 54:17). We don’t have any excuse. To be actively involved in His Kingdom means to diligently seek Him even in the littlest aspects of our life. So let’s connect to our neighbors, let’s be a living testimony of His love and mercy inside our own home, our workplace, our community, and let’s be active members and workers in the church. These are some of the few ways as God does not run out of ways to use us for His glory and Kingdom’s work.