Tuesday, March 17 2020
LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY
Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." Luke 11:1
Jesus answered the disciple by reciting the Lord's prayer that has become a staple for the Christian community, but it is not just a phrase to quote as if it would answer all of our woes, it is a summary of that which we should do in order to ascend to the very throne room of the Most High!
Jesus said, "When you pray, say: "Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name." In other words we are to render as holy the Father in reverence and in our approach to Him, in humility! He is not just some far off deity, He is our Creator, our source of all need, whether provision or healing, He is our provider and our heavenly Father.
Many today have called their heavenly Father, daddy, which is not the correct definition of the word abba which is always translated, Father. I have always had a problem calling God daddy because it sounds so disrespectful toward such an awesome God, reserved for little girls and children. But if you are comfortable with the term, by all means be led by the Spirit to show your affection and adoration to the Most High in any way you desire! (I know, we are God's children, I called my father "Pop!")
"O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. "And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them." John 17:25,26
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin