We are often so preoccupied with our petitions to our Father that we completely forget to praise Him for who He is and what He has done.
When we encounter evil, we need not feel apprehensive. Our confidence lies, not in ourselves, not in our ability to counteract evil, but rather in the character and strength of our Father who delivers us.
“Do you know where you are, Adam?” is really what God was asking. Do we know where we are when defeated?
The outstanding, eternal debt which all men of all time own their heavenly Father is a debt of gratitude and of love for the price paid for our forgiveness.
“You are what you eat.” If we feed our souls and spirits on God’s bread from heaven, it follows that is what we shall become.
To love Him is to obey Him. To obey Him is to do His will. To do His will is to have a bit of heaven on earth!
When I say, “Thy kingdom come,” I am willing to relinquish the rule of my own life, to give up governing my own affairs, to abstain from making my own decisions in order to allow God, by His indwelling Spirit, to decide for me what I shall do.
Father, Your reputation is at stake in me today. May I live in such a way as to do Your person great credit. Because of my behaviour, may men see You in me, and so honour Your name because of it.
Once God’s sovereignty has been established in any human heart, the establishment of an environment that resembles heaven follows within that life.
No other religion in all the world carries such a happy contended concept of communion between God and man.