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God's Strange Kingdom


God's Kingdom is - well, different from what we often imagine or even want. In God's Kingdom, less may be more. In the story of Gideon where you'd think many soldiers are needed, God keeps sending some home, whittles them down to a few, so God can get God's work done. Jesus talked about tiny mustard seeds, all kinds of seeds too, that germinate, grow into what is larger, fruitful, bountiful.

God's Kingdom thinking is often (usually?) upside-down from our thinking, God thoughts not our thoughts, God's ways not God's ways. When we come into alignment with what and how, the why and the when of God (to the degree that is ever revealed to us or we can figure it out), we enter into the joy and life that Jesus called 'abundant.'

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