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  • Writer's pictureTravis Thompson

A Kingdom

Matthew 6:19-21 (NKJV)

Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.

As I think about writing and sharing my story, I can't help but wonder what the point is? What a first sentence, right? With that said I know that everyone has a story to tell and a story to live out. I'm not the best writer, not even close, nor do I have the bestest grammar! LOL! What I do have is a story. A story that I want to share with whoever will listen. Through these thirty-four, soon to be thirty-five ye

ars, I know that I am blessed. Blessed to call Jesus the lord of my life, blessed to call Elisabeth my wife, and blessed to be a father to my two beautiful children, Jacob and Olivia.

So, what's a kingdom? To most people, especially a man, a kingdom is something that you build, and for most of my twenties, I was bent on building my kingdom, and this building process took much time along with an exhaustible amount of energy, but to tell you the truth I loved it. The feeling of accomplishment would rush through my veins and make me feel like I was doing something worthwhile. Chasing what I wanted and valued pushed me to do things that I could only dream of until one morning a question was placed in my spirit "Who's Kingdom do you want to build yours or mine?" Still to this day that questions shakes me to the core, but it was a question that would save my life.

From a Kingdom that would pass away to a Kingdom that would never pass away is what I found. The content

ment that I never knew I needed or wanted but am so thankful for today. You can spend your entire life building something, and it be destroyed in a moment, but when you build God's Kingdom and value what God values, your life becomes full of purpose and meaning. Today more than ever I simply desire what God has for my life, and I praise him for everything he has given me. I want to see God's Kingdom advanced through the life that I live and through the family that God has given me.

Father, help me to be a Kingdom builder!


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