God is love. Love is the defining, foundational, and central characteristic of God’s nature. The kind of love that is God, in Greek, is known as agape. It is NOT a love based on attraction (romantic relationships), obligation (parental relationships, or shared interests (friendship relationships).
When we put our trust in Christ we become a “new creation,” with new kingdom DNA! Our thoughts, words, and actions are constructed with new building blocks – love, mercy, justice, truth, grace, peace, and blessing – and, like the natural creation, are seen an expressed in limitless variations in every place, every situation, and everyone!
When Jesus taught his disciples to pray, the first request is “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” The kingdom of God – the jurisdiction, domain, or administration – is found where God’s will is being done, the purpose and mission of God is being carried out, and the name of God is holy, sacred, and honored.