I hope you had a great day yesterday studying God's Word, praying and running the play. I hope you absolutely enjoyed being doers of the Word and not simply hearers of the Word. So today we will begin with a question, who was God to you yesterday. How will you reverently and respectfully address your heavenly Father today.
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.
How would you address Jesus Christ yesterday regarding what He did in your life? Was He a comforter, then address Him as My Comforter, My peace... Was He a provider, then address Him as your God of perfect provision. Was He your source of love, then address Him as your Loving Father, your Loving Teacher. The point is make it real to what Jesus is doing right now in your life and address Him with reverence in that way. Pray for His will to be done in your life. Sincerely ask Him to empower in you with the desire for His will to be done. Explain to Him everything that is going on in your life. I know He knows but you need to verbalize it to Him and finish those thoughts with an honest surrender to His will and not your own. If you don't feel that way, ask God to make you feel that way. It is the only way. Father truly knows best. Ask for today's provisions. Ask Jesus to get you through today. Ask that the almighty powerful hand of God to get you through today's circumstance. Tomorrow will take care of itself. I do understand you may have a court date, or an future endeavor, then ask what do you need today for that to be taken care of later, seek Him in those areas. As you pray today forgive much, as you need much to be forgiven. Please understand Jesus in His model prayer tells us to ask that our sins be forgiven in the same way we forgive. As you pray ask God to empower you to forgive, be specific and be all inclusive. I believe this is a key to our ability to walk with Him. If we fail to forgive, we will find no peace because we need forgiveness ourselves. Next ask God to take care of your temptations, list them specifically. It doesn't matter how embarrassed you are about your temptation. List them by name and ask God to protect you from their traps. Ask God to give you eyes to see the door of escape. Finish with a time of just telling God how awesome He is. I mean open up all you have; He is holy and mighty powerful and true. I love you Jesus, I love you. Next pray to Him all day long about every little thing the connection is made talk and listen, yes I said listen. You just did a bible study on The Lord's Prayer. We will break each part down more in depth this week.
Reaching for Him,
Brother Big Daddy