40 Days of Prayer: Day 7
Today’s blog was written by Ted Johnson. It is part four of seven in a series on the Lord’s Prayer.
‘Your Kingdom Come’
‘Your Will Be Done’
‘On Earth as it is in Heaven’. . .
‘Your Kingdom Come’ recognizes that God is about more than just the confines of this life. He has prepared and has in store for us much more than we can comprehend in our finite minds. We begin this Kingdom living here in this world when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. In so doing we should begin to live according to the principles found in God’s word designed to lift us up spiritually above the chaos of this earthly living. Prayer and familiarity with scriptures are the catalyst to such living
‘Your Will Be Done’ is an admission that our will is not sufficient. In this life, we cannot know ourselves as God does. We do not really understand what is best for us in the long run. We must be willing to accept with rejoicing the statement made in the Bible: ‘All things work together for good. . .” (Romans 8:28). This is a promise to every believer. However, sometimes we fail to realize that ‘ALL’ means things that look good to us as well as things that, on the surface, are nothing but terrible in our eyes. It takes faith, trust, and commitment on our part to truly desire and say ‘Your Will Be Done’.
‘On Earth as it is in Heaven‘ is a statement that we believe there is a Heaven to go to when our life here is done. What a wonderful assurance! We are further stating that we know God wants to bless us and use us for His glory here on behalf of fellow Christians and those yet to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. What an awesome opportunity.
Therefore, we cannot sit idly by and just wait for the bye & bye. We must actively be engaged with living for and serving our Father. In this way, we enjoy fulfillment as a Christian who is doing our part to help everyone we can to know the Love of Jesus!
Today begins the rest of our life – let us live victoriously On this Earth and, when the time comes, in Heaven for eternity!
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