Still Saturday: How to Seek the Kingdom of God

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What should we do to pursue the Kingdom of God?

“Then in a certain sense it is nothing I shall do. Yes, certainly in a certain sense it is nothing, become nothing before God, learn to keep silent; in this silence is the beginning, which is first to seek God’s Kingdom.” ~Soren Kierkegaard

“And so I urge you to still every motion that is not rooted in the Kingdom. Become quiet, hushed, motionless until you are finally centered. Strip away all excess baggage and nonessential trappings until you have come into the stark reality of the Kingdom of God. Let go of all distractions until you are driven into the Core. Allow God to reshuffle your priorities and eliminate unnecessary froth.” Richard J. Foster in Freedom of Simplicity

Everything we do should flow from the Core.

 

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Don’t forget: On May 1 we start our study of

Making Manifest: On Faith Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand

by Dave Harrity.

Learn more here.

In the stillness,

Sandy

Sandra Heska King - Still Saturday

Welcome to the Still Saturday Community where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and reflect on the depth of sparse words. We’d love for you to join us. Grab the button and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to gaze long and drink deep.


 

Comments

  1. says

    Your quotes really spoke to my heart. It’s so hard these days to be still and quiet before the Lord. But, it’s the first step in getting to really know Him. Sometimes the Lord just wants us to stop *doing* and enjoy *being* in His presence.

    GOD BLESS!
    Sharon recently posted..MY BIRTHDAY CAKE IS GONNA EXPLODE

  2. says

    Distractions. There are so many. Competing for attention and focus, they want to take away from the expression of the Kingdom. Great reminder here, Sandra. One I need often. Thank you.

  3. says

    I love your pictures! I posted something about that same verse today.

    Sorry, I linked up before I realized that you want blog posts with a few words. My post probably has too many words :). So sorry about that!
    Urailak (Living for God) recently posted..Worry Not!

    • says

      So delighted to see you here, friend. And yes, we do try to share some brief but meaningful words to ponder in the stillness.

      But there’s plenty to ponder in your post.

      I love this:

      “I think we can all agree that worrying is wasteful and doesn’t work. It weakens us and makes us weary. It weighs our heart down, causes our mind to wander aimlessly, and withers our soul. It ain’t worth it!”

      And I love the Charlie Brown cartoon. (Sometimes I like to think of worry as a way to stop bad stuff from happening… chances are if I worry about it, it won’t happen. ;) )

      See you next week?

  4. says

    Sandra- Love the quotes and the reminder to seek the Kingdom! I am looking forward to the May 1st launch of the study…I bought the ebook and ordered a used copy of the paperback…just knowing that our journey will begin soon has primed my writing pump again! Thanks-Kel
    Kel Rohlf recently posted..(re)pent: to change one’s mind

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