Heavenly citizenship.

Series: What Now? | Week 1: What Now?

Philippians 3:20
“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior.”

The moment you became a Christian, your citizenship changed. The most true thing about you is no longer where you’re from or what your ethnicity is, but that you are a child of God, in the family of believers, living in and building the Kingdom of God on Earth. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love your country. It just means, as a follower of Christ, you are a citizen of God’s Kingdom first. Followers of Christ are first cross-bearers rather than flag-bearers.

Respond in Prayer
Spend some time now asking God to shift your mindset to one of being a citizen of Heaven first and foremost. Confess the times you may fall into the trap of thinking about issues of racism and injustice from an earthly perspective, allowing the issue to erode into a political one rather than one that begins in hearts and minds. Watch this Bible Project video for further learning on heavenly and earthly kingdoms.

For Families with Kids at Home 
Today, pray that your kids would pursue God’s kingdom over anything else—more than their favorite sport, friend group, school, background, etc.—that they would know that they are first, before anything else, children of God

What Now?