WILL AND LEARNING TO WALK
IS YOUR PRAYER “WORKING”
What is the modern equivalent of “getting the cart before the horse”? Hitting “send” before completing the message? Jesus said that He would only “do what the Father would do” and “say what the Father would say.” Are we in agreement? Can we also agree that Jesus only “prayed the will of the Father?”
Learning to walk is undoubtedly basic in this earthly life. Learning to “walk in the Spirit” goes from undoubtedly basic to a required pre-requisite in this spiritual life here on earth. Most people learn to walk and (this appears simplistic); and they walk. And that is where “will” steps in. When Jesus talked, He first had to decide (will) that He would only say what Father said. When Jesus started a task (even the simple ones such as walking), He had to determine (will) that He would do it as the Father would have Him do it.
OK. When Jesus started to pray, He had to “will” to pray the Father’s will. OK. Everyone knows this; you have not just received revelation knowledge. Is this statement a measuring stick? Is this statement a fundamental aspect of our walk, thought and prayer? “He had to “will” to pray the Father’s will.” Jesus said that “whatever we asked in His name…” That is about as powerful a statement that can be uttered, excluding salvation messages. In order to “ask it in His (Jesus’) name, we must be praying Jesus’ will, we must be praying Father’s will.”
These are the questions that I am asking myself today. Am I listening to Father’s voice in order to know what to pray? True, I have been authorized to apply the empowering name of Jesus to my prayers (without that name, what would be the purpose of offering that prayer?). I have been given that authority. The other question: With what I am praying, does it reflect the character and will of Jesus? Looking Jesus in the face as I pray, are we in agreement?
I pray that your steps are willful.
LIVE like you mean it. PRAY like you believe it and LOVE like it matters.
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Remember: “The only minute where you can plan to meet God, Jesus and Holy Spirit is the one you are already in”.
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