Jesus says ‘‘fear not – it is the father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom of Heaven’.

Jesus says ‘‘fear not – it is the father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom of Heaven’.

God wants to give us the very best things in life. The greatest thing which we should be searching and longing for. But do we have the time? Do we give God the space in our lives? Do we give Him the time? Does it fit into our busy lives?

God wants to give us his kingdom, that place where joy, happiness, peace, freedom, kindness exists continually. But do we make the time to accept this gift? And if not, why not?

A Story of Priorities
A man had some sand, which represented those small trivial things in life, some pebbles which represented those more important things, and then some rocks, which represented those most important, those crucial things in life.

He got a jar, and started by putting all those insignificant small things in, the sand, then he put those more important things in, the pebbles, and finally topped it off with the rocks, but found that the rocks didn’t fit. These was no room for those most important things.

He took a second jar, and started off by putting in the rocks, starting off with those most important things, secondly the pebbles, and finally the sand the trivial. By prioritising he was able to fit everything in, but when we get things in the wrong order, we miss out on the best.

The Kingdom is ours, but do we have time to receive it? Do we keep our lives so full and busy in the trivial things, that we miss out on what counts, we have no time to sit, and be still before our God, we don’t have time to pray,or read the scriptures, we don’t have time to be a part of the church,the body of Christ?

Are we too busy?
Do we miss out on the most important things in life?
Do we truly know the love, joy and peace in our friendships?
Do we pray?
Do we read the scriptures regularly?
Do we find time to meet with members of the one body?

If not, do we have our priorities right?

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sallyjjones

Minor Canon Youth Chaplain at St Albans Cathedral. Dog owner, historian, technology geek, pilgrim.

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