The Lords Prayer #4

The Lords Prayer #4

Your Will BE Done…

Continuing with, “Our Father in Heaven…Matt 6:9-13

Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
10 May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today the food we need,
12 and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
13 And don’t let us yield to temptation,
but rescue us from the evil one.

“May Your Will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” Have you ever really considered these word of Jesus. What they really mean and do we really mean them when we repeat them? Do you repeat them?

What is happening in heaven that Jesus teaches us to pray about on earth? The list really isn’t that long.

Praise.
Worship.
Adoration.
Obedience.

You are loved,

cj

The Lords Prayer #3

The Lords Prayer #3

Your Kingdom come

Continuing with, “Our Father in Heaven…Matt 6:9-13

Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
10 May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today the food we need,
12 and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
13 And don’t let us yield to temptation,
but rescue us from the evil one.

So much in this statement, “Your Kingdom come”. i will only focus on a small part of it to emphasis one point. The Kingdom is HERE! On that great and glorious day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended and we through the Spirit can live in His Kingdom now.

It is in the Spiritual, in thought, word and deed. Soon it will be in the physical as well. So we rejoice in the now. In the presence and power of the Holy Spirit and soon we will rejoice in the presence and power of our Lord Jesus bodily as He returns.

12 Now we see a reflection in a mirror; then we will see face-to-face. Now I know partially, but then I will know completely in the same way that I have been completely known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

You are Loved,
cj

The Lords Prayer #2

The Lords Prayer #2

May Your Name be kept Holy

Continuing with, “Our Father in Heaven…Matt 6:9-13

Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
10 May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today the food we need,
12 and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
13 And don’t let us yield to temptation,
but rescue us from the evil one.

Let me remind us of another passage we find in scripture 1 Peter 1:16   “For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” Now this passage in reality is impossible apart from Christ. We can not on our own ever achieve holiness. So how can we be holy? Well, we know that God is Holy, and if God dwells in us and is changing us into His likeness then we are made holy through Jesus. It is His righteousness, His grace, His mercy…not our own works that we can boast.

Jesus, in teaching us to pray reveals the very nature of God. Holy, yes, but also love. Yes, love. As we hear Jesus say, God is Holy…we also see the Love of Jesus displayed in every action. God’s love at work in and through the person of Jesus reveals His Holy Love. To make us Holy as He is Holy so that we might dwell in His presence. Christ’s holiness in us…may we keep His name Holy and wholly before us.

you are loved,

cj

The Lord’s Prayer #1

The Lord’s Prayer #1

Our Father in Heaven

Your Kingdom come swiftly Matthew 6:9-13 (CEB)

Our Father who is in heaven,

uphold the holiness of your name.

10 Bring in your kingdom

so that your will is done on earth as it’s done in heaven.

11 Give us the bread we need for today.

12 Forgive us for the ways we have wronged you,

just as we also forgive those who have wronged us.

13 And don’t lead us into temptation,

but rescue us from the evil one.

This prayer that Jesus uses to teach His disciples to pray is so rich in practicality, simple, yet deep, humble, yet bold…who dare speak it, who dare meditate on it, will be changed.

Our Father…lets just meditate on that for a week. Our Father, do you believe that Jehovah, the Great I AM, Creator of the universe, the stars and planets alike, the one who breathed life into existence on earth desires for us to call Him Father, but not just that but Daddy?! “You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “AbbaFather.” (Romans 8:15)

Do you realize the magnitude of that TRUTH, Abba or Daddy as we would translate it, an intimate rendering of Father. He desires intimacy with us as Daddy, He commands respect from us as Father.

This week meditate on [Y]our Father.

you are loved,
cj