"And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for." 1 John 5:14-15a NLT
God is our Father (Abba in Hebrew). He is our Daddy, Papa. Too often, we approach God as some far off cosmic tyrant that is always angry and ready to pour out His fierce wrath on us. Certainly, He is Holy, Awesome, Majestic, Marvelous, Matchless, and so much more. Yes, His wrath will one day be poured on those who have rejected His offer of eternal redemption. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 6:1-17 and chapters 14-16). As His redeemed children, however, we must not be fearful in approaching our Father (see Hebrews 4:15-16). His wrath toward sin is appeased in His Son Jesus Christ our Lord. For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 NLT And anyone who believes in God's Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn't obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God's angry judgment. John 3:36 NLT He loves us and wants us to come to Him. Through Jesus Christ, He has made it possible for us to commune with Him. He desires to give us the kingdom. So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.
Luke12:32 NLT Jesus taught us in Matthew 6:9-13 the pattern of prayer. God wants us to bring our hearts and lives to Him in prayer. When we pray, we must trust that He hears us. When we align our spirit with His Spirit we have unity with God. As we seek His face in prayer, His hand becomes ours. When our hearts are in line with His purpose and will, we can confidently come before Him and have assurance that He hears us and is willing to grant our request. He is our Father. He knows what's best and wants what's best for us. May we submit our will to His and watch His favor flow upon, and through, us. May His Kingdom come, may His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 NLT
Rev. Curtis Norris