A Share in God’s Kingdom by Pastor Melissa Scott

June 2, 2013 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comments Off 
As C. S. Lewis says, the mystery of grace is that God who needs nothing
would covenant a plan that would let us stumble along and share with
Him in His Kingdom, and would covenant a plan where God would take
delight in my miserable gifts to Him when He created it all.
It is an act of grace. Nabal was given the opportunity of his life, but he
missed the opportunity. He failed to understand with spiritual ears
attuned that his was the great opportunity to share with God’s true king.
Nabal was so wrapped up in what he saw and what he had that he missed the
opportunity. God smote him, and he died; he never made it into the kingdom.

There are rich people today who can no longer listen with a simple, sensitive
ear to God’s whisper, God’s tug on their heart. They are pulled so many
directions because of their riches that they build a shield and
miss the opportunity when God comes by. Businessmen would empty their
pockets to pay the bill to send Elijah to Mt. Carmel, where all the
excitement was going on and the activity was obvious; but they wouldn’t
give him a penny to send him to Cherith, where the brook dried up.
He was just as much in God’s will going both directions. 

There is nothing wrong with riches; it is whether or not you look at
those as your possession or whether or not you are the Lord’s completely
and wholly, and alert to that which God would give as an opportunity
to share in His Kingdom. Nabal missed it.

Let me tell you, God is going to do something with this church.
Some of you are aware of the great things God has done and without that
foundation and platform we could not go from here, but God has only just
started. I want you to know that. And the true King gives the same
opportunities today.