Kingdom Rules (Part 1)—Disciple Makers Series #4

Day 1 of 6 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Beatitudes—Heart Responses 

These three (and the next two) are a little different than the first four.  These represent heart responses—show mercy, think with purity and be peaceful people at heart.  When you let your mind rest, what thoughts come to you?  Are they thoughts that play back problems? how you will answer back to someone? or how you were not treated properly by someone?  Then our heart needs some work to be kingdom people!!

Think about ways to release mercy to others—giving them good things they do not deserve.

Thing about God and His goodness to you—focus on Him and His heart.

Think about ways to release peace in difficult situations.

Now you have a kingdom heart.  Now the blessings of God can be yours.

Time to Pray

Father, I need help here.  I need to let my heart focus on good things when I am at rest.  It is not easy.  This world and people around me give great reasons to have a frustrated heart, a heart that thinks about ways to deal with the challenges they give.  I want Your heart for them and the challenges they bring.  A heart that releases mercy and blessing to people who do not deserve it, a pure heart and a heart that loves peace in every situation.  Strengthen my heart today to think this way, have my mind go this way when I rest and a mind that works hard at these everyday.  In Jesus’ name Amen.