THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven
Matthew 6:9-10 (NLT)
MIGHTY GOD: AT WORK AROUND US
I once heard the story of an organist who was getting ready to play as the church service began. When he put his hands on the keys there was no sound. Everyone knew something was wrong, so the preacher quickly got up and led in prayer. The janitor was aware of the fact that they hadn’t plugged in the organ. So he went during the prayer, plugged in the organ, wrote a note and handed it to the organist. The note said, “After the prayer, the power will be on.” That is so true isn’t it? After the prayer, the power will be on. (Source Unknown)
The only thing the disciples ever asked Jesus to teach them was how to pray. In Matthew 6:9-10 Jesus told them to pray for God’s will to be accomplished on earth. God’s Kingdom represents God’s power and God’s rule. When we are praying for God’s will we are also praying for God’s power to show up in our everyday lives here on earth.
Steve taught us in the sermon that God’s power flows in the direction of His purposes, not our preferences. When have your preferences gotten in the way of you following God’s purposes? Have you prayed lately for God’s will to be done in your life?
Praise God for His perfect plan and purpose for your life. Thank God for even using your shortcomings to ultimately accomplish His will.