My parents are first generation immigrants. Over forty years ago, my father made a bold choice and came to the US with a few bucks in his pocket and a plane ticket. He decided he wanted a better life for himself and his future family. Similar to millions of others, he worked hard, learned the language and eventually qualified and applied for citizenship.
During that process, he was asked to study, review and accept the demands of a law-abiding U.S. citizen. After various interviews, inquires and a waiting period, he was approved to become a U.S. Citizen. As condition of accepting this new citizenship, he was asked to renounce his previous citizenship and abide under a new rule of law.
After repeating the oath and pledging allegiance to the U.S., he now has all of the rights, privileges and responsibilities that come with being a U.S. citizen.
When we accepted Christ, God granted us citizenship into his kingdom. Even more than that, our citizenship came with a heavy price. When there was no other way for us to be granted citizenship into His kingdom,
Read and meditate on Daniel 2:44. What does this verse tell you?
What kingdom do you belong to? How can you prove your citizenship to God’s kingdom?
How will others know you’re a citizen of His kingdom? How do you defend the kingdom?
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
To learn more about Carlos, visit https://carlosfpena.com