I had a little bit of trouble finding information about this phrase. The basic Bible study tools that I own didn't have much information. However, the Kindle version of the New English Translation (with full notes) had a well worded explanation. "Your kingdom come represents the hope for the full manifestation of God’s promised eschatological [...]
The next phrase in the Lord's prayer is easy to say, but it is much harder to live. God is worthy of honor. His name alone is worthy of honor! Yet as flawed human beings we want to honor ourselves. It is in our nature. The concept of humility has been heavy on my mind [...]
As I mentioned last week, 2019 for me is about prayer. To start the year, I want to work through what is often called The Lord's Prayer. Jesus' disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. This is what Jesus said. Jesus always gave perfect advice. I want to learn to follow His example. [...]
I have known many who choose a word for each year. It is something that they want to focus on throughout the new year. This year I want to focus on prayer. This is a lesson God has been teaching me for almost 5 years now. I have thought about it, written some blog posts [...]
Since I was 25, I needed to wear vision correction. My issue has been with distance vision. The farther away something gets, the more blurry it looks to me. Glasses are a good illustration for how we see in life. If we don't have the proper vision correction we won't see clearly. The only way [...]
I like the theme of this verse - the basics of how we need to live. Is this easy? Not for messy, flawed human beings; we tend to complicate things. However, God is ever faithful - perfectly faithful. As we go to Him, He will make this kind of life possible. Just. Keep. Praying.
I know we all have times that are tough. Sometimes a close friend or loved one is facing the difficulty. Our first desire is to try to fix things. While I believe in seeking solutions to problems, I think we try to take God's job into our own hands. So when times get tough, go [...]
LORD God (Yahweh Elohim), I want more of You. More of who You are. More of what you offer. More of You. Please remove the obstacles to my becoming more like You. Help me to identify the issues in my life and deal with them as You would have me. Show me Your path and [...]
I would have to answer with an emphatic, "No!". Worry is a sin. I am learning that worry is an indicator that I need to get on my knees before God and ask for His help. I haven't learned how to stop worry, but I'm thankful that God is teaching me how to pray. Prayer [...]
"Pleading in Prayer" is my blog name after all. God is so good!