Return to Content
Read Our Devotional
Opportunities to be Published
The Home for Christian Writers! Matthew 6:33
ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
Add to Favorites
Free to Share
Author requests article critique
Matt 6:9-10 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Have you ever contemplated how awesome it is to be able to call God “our Father”? We are talking about the almighty one who holds the world in his hand and controls every atom and oversees the zillions of stars in the sky. This majestic God is “our Father”. He is the one we can go to with every hurt just like a little kid can run to his earthly dad with every scratched knee.
Did you know that we are even more blessed than the OT saints such as Abraham, Isaiah and Jeremiah? They didn’t have the same privilege of calling God their Father. Nowhere in the Bible do you ever see any OT saint calling God his father. Though they were His people they had not yet been adopted into the family of God. But then a strange but wonderful and awesome thing happened. The eternal son of God the Father became a human being like us. And because of that and because of the death that He died for us we were adopted as sons and daughters of God the Father so that Jesus now actually calls us His brothers and sisters (Heb 2:11).
The above verse is the first part of the model prayer that Jesus gave when the disciples wanted Jesus to teach them to pray. Notice that the prayer did not start off by addressing our needs. It started off by addressing our Father and his name, His kingdom and His will. The first thing we need to do when we come to the Father is to focus our attention on the one we are addressing. Remember the most important part of our prayer should not be whether or not we get an answer. The most important part is the relationship with the Father and His Son. The greatest most awesome blessing any of us can have is a close intimate relationship with Him. With Jesus close by our side we can weather any storm, climb any mountain and have peace in the most excruciating trials.
Too often we think of God only in terms of what He can do for us. It’s “God, heal this person, watch over my brother, cure our diseases, do this and do that”. Because He is “Our Father” we can and should bring our needs before Him but let’s gets first things first. He wants and desires our worship (Jn. 4:10). Why? Does He have need of that? No! But we have a need to draw close to Him. He wants us to be ever conforming into His image because He knows that is what is best for us.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BELOW
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Reader Count & Comments
14 Apr 2012
I simply LOVE your article! Very well done!
Yes! Seek His presence, not His presents, and then all other things will be added to you.
Keep up the good work!
This article has been read
times < Previous | Next >
Read more articles by
or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)
Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
FaithWriters offers Christian reading material for Christian readers. We offer Christian articles, Christian fiction, Christian non-fiction, Christian Bible studies, Christian poems, Christian articles for sale, free use Christian articles, Christian living articles, New Covenant Christian Bible Studies, Christian magazine articles and new Christian articles. We write for Jesus about God, the Bible, salvation, prayer and the word of God.
Link To Us
Become A Member