What is the kingdom of Heaven? Jesus said it was like a mustard seed or yeast — possessing great potential. In Matthew 13, Jesus goes on to show us that the Kingdom of Heaven is something to pursue, something infinitely worth having. Would you sell everything you have to gain it?

If you’ve made The Life Commitment, then you’ve already considered what the Kingdom of Heaven is worth. If you’re not familiar with the prayer, take another look at it:

Dear Jesus, I want you in the center of my life and commit to serve and obey you through your power. Anytime. Anywhere. At any cost. To do anything.

The Kingdom of Heaven isn’t a place you can locate on a map; it’s a spiritual reality. We enter the Kingdom of Heaven by recognising Jesus as our King.

Jesus really is worth everything. If you’re living your life for anything or anyone else, you’re missing out. Joy comes when you consider, not what you’ve given up, but all you’ve gained. Compared to the Kingdom of Heaven, everything else – relationships, comfort, security – comes a distant second.

So what drives you today? What you are living for? What are you running toward? Do you have the Kingdom of Heaven in your sights? Take time again today to ask God to refocus your life on the things that move his heart. Your family, your work, and your life will never be the same.

updated September 2019