Thursday, July 12, 2007

"Our Father"

Our new pastor, dear man, has been teaching on the Lord's prayer. These messages are helping me so much!

I had a thought on the opening of that prayer: Our Father. So many times our prayers tend to be: God, I need this, and I need this, and I want this, etc. And I thought to myself, How can I start to pray, and say OUR Father, and then proceed to recite all the things that I want and need? What about the rest of the family, of which God is OUR Father? This is helping me a lot.

Samuel, the prophet, says this in 12:23: Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you. (That's also verse 24; it was too good to stop at 23!)

Selah. And I speak to myself also.


sarahdodson said...

That IS good, pwe! We are but one in the family. I like that- thanks for sharing.

and, thanks for 1.25 AND my toasted coconut baby sno. :) I liked your loud muffler, your tumorous pictures, your blaring musica, and finally your wave through your MOON ROOF (excuse me!). What fun. LOVE!

Rebekah said...

Good thought-great verses!

Put Your Faith Back into Action said...

I agree with rebekah as well.