There are over a million of things that the disciples could have ask Jesus to teach them. This is Jesus we are talking about here. Jesus the son of the living God. Jesus the one who was born of a virgin. Jesus the one who when He was a young child spoke with such wisdom that commands attention in the room. Jesus the one who was, is and will always be. Jesus the one who forgive, forgave and died for all sins. They had access to this Jesus. This was not the Jesus who is simply somebodies homeboy or used as a decoy. He is the one and only true Jesus.
Pray according to God’s word
Yet, out of everything that they could have ask Jesus to teach them, His disciples had only one thing to ask of Him. “Teach me to pray” .
If we are going to see the transforamtion and healing God promises, we are going to have to humble ourselves and pray. Lay ourselves bare before God, casting our cares on Him knowing that He cares for us. We must be willing to turn from everything that is unpleasing to God and than He will hear from Heaven and heal our land.
As we pray, we releases power from the kingdom of God that is within us.
Our father, who is in Heaven, your name is holy and great and there is know like You in all the earth. You make mountains tremble at the sound of your of your voice and you give sight to the blinded eye. Holy is your name. Father God let your kingdom come and your perfect will be done in every aspect of my life. Let your kingdom rule my heart, mind and soul. Where there was torment, anxiety and mental distress, God remove it and cause peace to be still. Where there was bitterness, depression and grief in the heart uproot it and give us the mind of Christ and the peace hat surpasses all understanding. Lord God have your way in our homes and families. Help us to demonstrate Your love, grace and mercy everywhere we go. Nevertheless not our will but Your will be done in our lives.
“Our Father which art in Heaven”
What comes to your mind when you hear father? Do you think of a protector, provider, or do you think of rejection, abandonment? Unfortunately not everyone who hear father has warm fuzzy feelings associated with that name. In some cases the name father is someone’s source of pain.
“Father of the fatherless” Psalms 68:5
ROMANS 5:8 (KJV) ‘But God commendeth his love toward s, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.’
We have a father who loves us so much that he chose to give himself up for us. His love is so deep that we were still wallowing in the pit of our sins, still lost in darkness when he decided we needed saving.
When we look at the boundless love He has for us, the way He brought heaven and His Son down to earth just so that we can be saved, we can only say that it is overwhelming. The nature of God’s love is that it is excess and that is why He always finds a way to reach out to every child that is suffering in the pits of addiction or sin. The question is that, will you allow yourself to be found?
The love of God is revealed in the death and resurrection of His Son. Most of us haven’t comprehended the depth, and height of God’s love. Daily, He calls us to s to come up hither: to come and experience the beauty of His Love.
KEY POINT: We have a father who loved us while we were yet sinners, and still loves us now, irrespective of what we think we have done. His love still stretches out to us, calling us to come.
PRAYER POINT: Lord, I yield myself to be ruled by your eternal love for me. My heart is filled with that love.