|“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.’”|
(Matthew 6:9, NIV)
In the Lord’s Prayer, have you ever really noticed the way God wants you to address Him? Yes, He is the Almighty King of the universe. Yes, He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Yes, He is the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient One. We should acknowledge and honor His grandeur; we should praise Him because of who He is. But notice that God wants us to address Him as Father first. He wants us to know Him in a close, personal way. He wants to have a loving relationship with you.
So many people view God the way they view their earthly father. If their earthly father was loving and kind, it’s easy to see God the same way. However, if your earthly father was distant or harsh, you may have difficulty seeing God as He really is. Today, search your heart and let go of any preconceived ideas about God. Ask Him to show you who He really is. Be open to receiving His love in a fresh, new way.
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, I come to You because You are good and faithful. Thank You for loving me and receiving me just the way I am. Show me Your ways; show me Your love and let me know You in a fresh, new way in Jesus’ name. Amen.”|