When you go to God in prayer what do you seek? We are studying the model prayer and examining how Jesus demonstrated prayer to us.
Yesterday we discussed the holiness of the Name of God. The next part of our prayer touches what our heart is seeking. Are we seeking our own desires? Have we truly surrendered to the will of God? Jesus tells us to pray that God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven. When we enter the throne room of God and we begin to pray to God are we self seekers or God seekers. You see, you will not find yourself. Selfish individuals are never satisfied. They always want more. Many times we seek God as self seekers. We want God to do what we want, instead of wanting to do what God wants. Our prayer should and must center on God's will. God's perfect will on this earth just as it is in heaven. So what would that sound like?
"Dear Jesus, I am seeking you as I prepare for a job change. I do not want to be outside of what you are doing, so I am asking that you give me eyes to see my next step. Please make sure that as I interview, send out my resume, call and diligently seek a fresh start that I do so with my eyes focused on you and my heart seeking your will. Dear Jesus, let every decision I make be confirmed in your word and may you empower my every step. As perfect as your will is in heaven, I am asking that you touch down in my life today the same way. I don't want one ounce of me stepping out of the direction in which you have pointed me. May I stay laser guided towards a destination that you have determined. Wherever you lead, I will go. Whatever you command, I will complete. Whatever you require, I will give. I am asking with all my heart that I do not seek my own pleasures but only those things that will bring forth the words, well done my good and faithful servant. I need your will to be done in my life today. I love you and need you! ..."
This is what God wants to do in our life. He wants to bring His perfect will into our life in such a way that we become a light to a dark and hurting world. This is the second part of our prayer time. Make it personal, what is God asking you to do? Surrender to His will, die daily to self, and experience the abundant life.
Reaching for Him,
Brother Big Daddy