Why must we advance in the Kingdom of God? Why must there be growth personally and ministerially? God is an expanding god. He is kingdom minded; ever so wanting more to come to the knowledge of his son, Jesus Christ. This requires his army to be equipped and advancing for his cause. It's not a request, but a demand on His part.
As a former veteran, I never told my commanding officer, "I'm done training and comfortable where I'm at in this military thing." No, we trained till we accomplished the objective. Once that objective was accomplished, then we brought forth a new objective. Ever so continually advancing and maintaining the strength of the United States.
Patiently working together through his love is critical in accomplishing any task at hand. Love is the reason as to why we do. Love is used throughout the process of reaching out. Then love needs to be used while working with other members of the body as well. As we do, it fuels the fire of wanting to work so much more so to do so much more so for His Kingdom.
Being kingdom minded keeps us focused on the one who saved us, Jesus Christ. He is the central theme for our whole lives. We don't have any other agenda for life. We are all to fulfill our assigned roles to someday hear, "Thou good and faithful servant." When that is the true substance of our hearts His work will go forth and His kingdom will expand by His mighty power of LOVE!
Missionary to Honduras