Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
The Almighty God has given us His kingdom through Christ. To keep the kingdom within us, we must live in righteousness, peace and joy. This is significant because even if we have received the kingdom before now, we can lost it if we lack the ingredients to keep it. It's important to note that we can only have these ingredients (righteousness, peace and joy) in the Holy Ghost. Thus absolute submission to the leadership of God's Spirit guarantees the presence of eternal life in our spirit.
The excessive pursuit of what to eat and drink is a distraction from focusing in the kingdom. Brethren, we must go back to our first love in Christ and focus on what is expedient so that we will not miss out in God's eternal provision in Christ. Let us let go of every lustful desires. Let us live in peace with ourselves and others. Let us live in joy no matter the storms. Jesus is coming again, let nothing deprive us of beholding His face that day. Nothing on earth is worth missing the kingdom for.
Let's pray together.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us your kingdom. Please help us to stand firm and focus in Christ till eternity, in Jesus name. Amen.