|Monroe, a place where God reigns|
"If I were only living somewhere different than I could grow spiritually."
That is false. And spiritually dangerous, I think, because it leads people down the wrong path. The kingdom of God is not some locale; it's not some geographical place. The kingdom of God is the rule, or reign, of God. God reigns wherever hearts allow him. And, of course, God's reign is not conditional on our hearts. We don't control the King.
If God's kingdom was a physical place, then bazillions of people could never enter into it. But it's not a place. This is good news.
It's good news because...
...no matter where you live
...no matter what your circumstances are
...irregardless of your age or your ethnic background
God's kingdom is near and here.
Pray "God, let your kingdom, let your rule, let your reign, come... now. Here."
(Having just published my book on prayer, I've begun to write my book on Spiritual Formation and Transformation.)