0 + 0 = 0


My eye was drawn to this math problem on my daughter’s addition practice table mat.

Of course I’m going to ask God what He wants me to know about this. He intentionally highlighted it for me.

I immediately got two answers:

Nothing + nothing = nothing. 
You can’t make something out of nothing. 
Zero time in God’s presence + zero time serving of others = zero kingdom impact. 
If you don’t spend time in God’s presence being filled up, then you can’t pour out and serve others. You can’t pour from an empty cup. You can’t give when you have nothing. 

To expand on it more, no time spent with God means you don’t truly know Him. And if you don’t truly know Him, then how can you share His thoughts and heart with others? How can you truly build up and encourage others? If you want to make a kingdom impact, you can’t operate from a sum of zero.

We were created to be in presence with God and in presence with others. If we do neither, we have made zero kingdom impact.

Jesus said in Matthew 9:37, “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”

What does your "kingdom impact" math equation look like? 


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