“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever!” Revelation 11:15
When we pray, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done“, we are handing over control of our life to Someone else. In other words, we’re out of control. That was the main point of my post, A Dangerous Prayer, and it stimulated some interesting discussion with several friends and bloggers.
I think Lidj, of CrownofBeauty, puts it best:
We are all so prone of wanting to build our own little kingdoms…and God watches us with our pitiful, puny efforts. We are so protective of what we think is rightfully ours, not realizing that when viewed from God’s eternal kingdom, they are nothing but mud castles.
We’re holding on to what has no value in light of eternity… so this prayer, Thy Kingdom come, is indeed a dangerous prayer…as you say. It leads us to let go of something worthless to take hold of what has true and lasting value.
Funny–we don’t think what we’re holding onto is worthless. Our kingdom, our will is very precious to us. And we’re not so sure the King of the Kingdom has our best in mind. Why? Maybe because we really don’t know Him, His love, His beautiful grace towards us.
“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.” Colossians 1:13