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June 3, 2018 | Daily Devotionals | June 3, 2018

The Kingdom Team

 
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19

Teams of men seasoned in time have the opportunity to do something great. Sports teams are a good example.  Each season starts out with the promise that they can end up on the Road to Glory and in the ultimate match for the championship but that requires a lot of things to happen. It requires leadership, it requires vision, belief, discipline, conviction, commitment, communication, flexibility, and sacrifice on the part of everybody in that particular season of time, and you see it in any season of time. If you have been fortunate to be part of a team at any stage of your life, whether it was youth baseball or high school or college or even followed a team through a journey like that, you know what I’m talking about.

 
You are a kingdom man called to kingdom stuff in your season of time that only you and your team can do. He has recruited us specifically for this season, for this time, for this hour, where you are located. It’s no coincidence.  Once we step over the line and accept Christ into our lives we are given a new mind with the desire to accomplish great things. Our lives have been given meaning and purpose to play on God’s Kingdom team.  He has not withheld one thing from you that would not allow you to be a star on His Kingdom team. 

 
You might be thinking what does God’s game look like, what do the goals look like, what are the boundaries? God’s game is the influence he has given you. It’s how good you become at using your response to God’s ability to inspire, to encourage, and to be the person that will show God’s love for the people around you. God has placed you on the Road to glory, the losses are temporary and the win is for an eternity surrounded with the love and acceptance of God Himself.

 
Father, thank you for choosing me to be on your team.

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