Day Two: Interlocking Spheres

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 – For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

“For far too long many Christians have been content to separate out future hope from present responsibility, but that is precisely what Paul refuses to do. His full-bodied doctrine and promise of resurrection sends us back to our present world, and our present life of bodily obedience to our Lord, in the glorious but sobering knowledge that, if there is continuity between who and what we are in the present and who and what we will be in the future, we cannot discount the present life, the present body and the present world as irrelevant.” [NT Wright, Surprised By Hope]

“Most people in the biblical world saw heaven and earth as overlapping and interlocking spheres of reality. They believed that God’s world could touch our world at any time.” [NT Wright, Surprised By Hope]

In what ways have you seen and experienced this overlapping and interlocking of God’s kingdom come into your life?

Today, spend time praying for a greater measure of God’s kingdom overlapping, overcoming, and interlocking with the sphere of our daily lives. As you pray, worship with the song “Kingdom Come” (click here) by KXC.

– GK

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