The divine order of the Kingdom of God is family. Family is where it all started. Family is what God sent Jesus to rescue and get back. God is our Heavenly Father and He wants His children back. He sends His Spirit as the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8). He wants us to relate as family, as sons and daughters. Then, although we should always relate as sons and daughters, we will have a family and become fathers and mothers. Whether through natural children, spiritual children or possibly fathering an organization, the divine order that works is family.
Divine order is about connection and relationship. It’s honoring God and His perspective. The insecurity of being outside of God’s order causes us to be threatened by one another rather than celebrate one another. It causes us to separate under the pressure of conformity, rather than celebrate individuality and gifting (1 Cor. 12). Honoring one another starts by receiving honor from God. The honor in being who He created us to be, honor in the gifts we have, the honor of being loved and seen from the perspective of the cross. He died for us, so we could honor who He created us to be and offer that to Him and one another.
We first receive the value of belonging, then from that value we add value to our surroundings. In divine order, where we belong to a family, we celebrate progress instead of demanding perfection. We encourage creativity, growth, and freedom to offer the uniqueness of Father’s calling and gifting in our life. We are no longer afraid of our differences, we are strengthened by them and learn to work in tandem with them.
Our sin caused us to fall from glory, His gift is restoring us to glory (Romans 3). His order is about glory. Demonstrating the multifaceted nature, character, and power of HIS person through Christ in us. Let’s be glorious today and everyday in His presence through His order. Let Jesus reveal the Father to you and bring order to your life today!
Lauretta Gladding says