A Child of the King

If I were to ask you how to emulate a prayer model, what would you say? Perhaps in a stroke of sheer genius, you would take me to the Lord’s Prayer. (Matthew 6:9-15) Now to emulate, which is to say match or surpass the model given, would be a much taller task. Jesus gives us an example of living as God desires, to minister the care and compassion of the Father and says to us pray this way. Matthew 6:9~“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. (ESV) This reminds us that God is a Parent, with you as His child, His position is in Heaven as Lord over all, and He is above all pure and holy. Because of who God is, we come to Him and do as commanded in 1 Peter 5:7~casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (ESV)

Mathew 6:10 ~Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (ESV) We face two choices in life and must keep in mind that life is about God’s program and no one, or nothing else. Romans 14:17 ~For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (ESV) Every time someone becomes a Christian, a little more of God’s kingdom comes to earth. So we ought to do our best to win as many as we can, to Christ. This is the will of the Lord, and our Great Commission (Matthew 28:19)

Matthew 6:11~Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (ESV) This reminds us of God’s provision and His pardon. Two of the greatest joy thief’s in life are worry and guilt. But, forgiveness is only an Authentic prayer away. Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (ESV) God is not just our protection and defense but He is our source of power and praise.

Our Takeaway for the week is, Are you and Authentic Child of the King? If so, live an Authentic faith-filled life that passes Blessing’s Test, Eradicates Hypocritical Prayers, and Emulates the one true Model, Jesus Christ. We are reminded in Psalm 8:1~O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (ESV) Why not just take time today to raise your hands in surrender, as you ask God to help you be all He’s created you to be. Praise and Prayer are mighty weapons always at our disposal.

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