A God Centered World

Matthew Ch.6 Vs. 9-13

9 “Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. 10 “May your kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. 11 “Give us today the food we need, 12 “and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. 13”And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.” NLT

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus is teaching us the will of his father. Jesus tells us that God is not only holy and Lord of all, but is also loving and compassionate. The heavenly Father is loving and personal. One of the hardest things for me to learn is to listen with the spirit and not just the head. God’s will and love is spacious enough to accommodate everything about us, what’s in our hearts, our heads and our feelings. He knows what lies in our subconscious and what we hold in our memories. We don’t have to prove or defend anything with God; just let him help us to see who we truly are in him.

As I prepare to take a small vacation from the everyday ups and downs of life I pray that I might learn of the freedom that comes with letting go. I pray that I might have the discipline to rest in the Lord, to listen in hopes of hearing, maybe even gain a little bit of wisdom and a little bit of the peace that the world can not give.

Father God,

Help us to discipline ourselves to rest in you. May your spirit be alive in us. Mold us to be compassionate people, to see you in all people and in all creation. Thank you for those you have put in our paths who lead and guide us. Thank you most of all for the gift of your son, Jesus. Amen

Lois Autterson


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