…for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 (NKJV)
We live and move in response to how we think. Doesn’t matter being present in a place or thing if you’re not there in your thinking then you’re as good as never been there.
When the mind is present there the man is present there. When the mind is absent there, though the man may be physically present he’s absent.
It’s no different in God’s kingdom. Full participation in God’s kingdom is about full presence of one’s mind in the kingdom.
It’s about the Kingdom itself being the thinking of the person.
Romans 8:5 (NIV)Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
What this Scripture means is that you always live according to what you set your mind or thinking on. You always gravitate towards your dominant thoughts. You inevitably live out your thinking. Your thinking is your lifestyle.
Kingdom thinking or mindedness is having the principles of God’s kingdom shaping, influencing and driving our conduct in every area of our life.
The kingdom of God which is His sole ownership of and His rule over all things encompasses our very own lives and everything we do and possess.
Therefore kingdom thinking begins with acknowledging that God is king over all, He’s above all and owns all.
We should live and relate with others knowing that God owns everything.
This eternal kingdom of God is not eating and drinking which are temporary things, but it is righteousness peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. Romans 14:17.
Kingdom thinking is having a mindset of righteousness, peace and joy.
Righteousness is right standing with God. How this translates in life is we have the attitude, we walk in the assurance, confidence, and boldness that we are standing right with God. That means God is always not only with us but also for us. This is a dominion mindset; it’s walking and operating in authority. Because we are right with God, He backs us up therefore we reign in life. Our words carry power. We speak and it comes to pass, we decree and it is established. Kingdom thinking is a superiority mindset. It’s living like royalty.