"Our present life and the next. When we hear the words eternal life , most of us tend to interpret that as a life that waits for us in eternity. But eternal means 'unending', not 'later'. The Scriptures use the term to mean we can never lose it. It's a life that can't be taken from us. The offer is life, and that life starts now." - Waking the Dead, John Eldredge
Are you experiencing Kingdom life now? I mean "right now". I really believe that I am. So much convergence has been happening in my life over the past few years. The Spirit of Christ is living in me, I feel it in my bones. It makes me behave the way I do. It helps me say/write the things I say/write. His nature and my nature are communing. Of course I still war with sin and fall to temptation, but its grip is loosening. Not sure how to explain it, but I am seeing and experiencing more and more this Kingdom kind of life now. The majority of these experiences or glimpses of the Kingdom come from you guys, my community. I have the best friends, you guys empower me and spur me on towards love and good works. I thank God for you. I want to be the kind of influencer in our community that helps lead you guys to a Kingdom life now and not just later. Love and peace to all of you.