God – mascot or majestic ruler?

“Thy kingdom come”; that is, rule us so by thy word and Spirit, that we may submit ourselves more and more to thee; preserve and increase thy church; destroy the works of the devil, and all violence which would exalt itself against thee; and also all wicked counsels devised against thy holy word; till the full perfection of thy kingdom take place, wherein thou shalt be all in all. (Heidelberg Catechism, Q. 123)

“Sovereign God, I want to claim You for my cause, but You will not be made a mascot for my squad; You call me to Your kingdom. Rule me by Your word and Spirit so that more and more I may stand on the holy ground of obedience to You.” (from “Seeking God’s Face” by Philip F. Reinders)

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