The real first commandment- Rule Your World

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“God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible…”

Gen 1:28 (The Message Bible translation)

Okay, I’m sure you were waiting to see what translation I was going to pull out that was going to literally write that. But humor me, switch in those words instead.

What would your response be?

“Who, me? You do know my name isnt Obama, Dangote or Gates, right? Honestly, I would be very content if I could just go through one week without someone scratching my car or leaving a bump in it where I park it at my place of work. That would be totally fine”

Ever felt like that sometimes? That our life is totally at the whim of God, fate and a funny combination of both factors?

Most of us leave school with a lot of plans and declarations of what is going to happen at every single moment. But life soon shows that sometimes the best laid plans are just not good enough.

It’s easy to feel like a victim of life and to content ourselves with ‘thanking God for small mercies’

Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’ – no shuffling or shilly-shallying – and it’s as good as done

Mark 11:22

Inspite of all my ‘practical’ experiences, the Word of God seems ever insistent that I am made for much more than survival and ‘go with the flow’ mode living

I have a fascination for medieval English history. It all started when I watched ‘The White Queen’ series on a flight. Two days later, my hosts unknowingly took me on a visit to one of the historic houses featured in the film (which has been set up as a tourist centre). It was amazing. I have been hooked since then- spending hours reading articles and books of that time in history.

One thing that struck me was the absolute power these rulers had. The word is majesty. It wasnt just about the governing, their every will, every whim, wish and fancy had to be done. They looked upon it as their right from God. But this rule wasnt in their heads- they were backed by the power of the kingdom (money, lands and armies)

Can ruling be my own right from God too?

And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 1:6

The Bible says it, time and again.

And the Bible also tells us that the Kingdom belongs to God. The order is ‘Rule your world, under God’

Dont let everyday life and everyday challenges make you lose sight of the big picture

Have a great week and stay connected!

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4 thoughts on “The real first commandment- Rule Your World

  1. Nice article. You know, it occured to me that we get caught up in trying to get where we envision and forget to rule where we are till we get there. In other words, we are thinking of ruling the future so much that we forget to rule our world right now…

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