Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever Amen.
Sorry about no blog yesterday. We were traveling to Daytona for bike week. We had a great ride but now let us get down to business.
We are now in a place in the model prayer where we must really unzip ourselves before almighty God. Ask God to help you with the specific temptations in your life. Yes that is right, you need to be specific with God about the temptation in your life. If you are struggling with alcohol, ask specifically for deliverance from alcohol. It doesn't matter what the sin is but you need to be specific, be open and honest with Jesus. He already knows, but prayer time is a time where you come into the presence of God ready to be changed. He is a God of deliverance and He wants to set you free. Many times we don't want to speak our actual sins to God; we just want to be cleansed from all our sin. Somehow we think if we don't speak of it specifically it somehow is not as bad, or it is not as awkward with the Most High. We need to understand not only does He know everything about your sin, He is drawing you to come to grips with this so He can deliver you from this. God exposes these things to you through the convictions of the Holy Spirit to bring you to a place of restoration not a place of destruction. Trust this but be obedient in your surrender and admittance to sin in your life. The blood of Jesus Christ was shed to deliver you from the bondage of sin. Be honest and admit you are in bondage, identify what has you bound and seek release. God is true to forgive. 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. When you get through praying get up and walk the walk today, as temptation approaches look for the escape that Jesus Christ has provided for you. It is there will you find it?
Reaching for Him,
Brother Big Daddy