Your Kingdom Come, You Will Be Done

Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done, in Earth as it is in Heaven

 

Matt. 6:5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

10 Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

13 And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Life is lived one way or the other. We can live authentically or inauthentically. For someone who would become a marksman, authentic would NOT BE shooting at targets, then drawing bulls eyes around the the hole. Authentic would look like being trained, practicing and perfecting your craft. 

God’s kingdom provides the foundation and framework for authentic living. One thing I have learned over all these years is the importance of trying do things the right way, even if the right way is not the most popular or most personally gratifying way. 

When we see to follow God’s kingdom, we don’t have to struggle to know the “right way.”

More importantly, when we follow God’s way, we enter into a whole other set of provisions and blessings such as Ephesians 3:20-21

"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen."

The key is to get to this level: “According to the power that works in us.”

The goal is to get to a point where we see God doing above what we ask or think. 

Here is one way to know: Has God ever helped you do something, and you can’t remember how you did it? That’s God’s kingdom and power at work in you.

This is what we think and say: For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

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