Inside out in an outside in world.
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We live in an outside-in world, but the kingdom of heaven is inside out. It comes first to the human heart and then makes itself known to the world.
It seeks out the small and seemingly insignificant. It comes incognito to this world in the form of a tiny baby in a remote location.
It doesn’t spread through mass communication but through a relationship of one person to another.
It doesn’t come in a shout but in a whisper.
It doesn’t first come to kings and rulers but to common men and women.
It’s just as concerned with the humble choices of a mom as the powerful decisions of Congress.
It’s just as focused on how we treat the powerless as how we treat the powerful.
The kingdom of God is inside out: more concerned with the heart than the appearance. So, God changes us from the inside out. He purifies our heart long before he changes our appearance.
He changes our attitudes before our actions.
He changes our motivations before our outcomes.
Let’s see how He can work on our marriage from within:
Kevin A. Thompson, Happily: 8 Commitments of Couples Who Laugh, Love & Last, Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, ©2018, Used by permission.
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