May 18, 2017

1 John 5:15 (NLT) — 15 And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.

Let’s continue where we left off yesterday. We were asking the question WWJP?

Matthew 6:9–13 (NLT) — 9 Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. 10 May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today the food we need, 12 and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. 13 And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.

Yesterday we looked at Our Father and today we want to look at in heaven because that is what Jesus would pray. When Jesus prayed in heaven he was reminding himself that there was no one with greater authority than Our Father. Our Father doesn’t look up because there is no one above Him. He only looks down because everyone and every thing is below Him. That is how we know that He will not only give us our requests but He is able to give us our requests. We should always ask BIG because nothing is do difficult for Our Father. In face He encourages us to ask for the nations not just our cities!

Psalm 2:8 (NLT) — 8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession.

Don’t just ask for you family to be saved or your city to be saved; ask for our whole nation! Look at what Our Father says about the size of nations in His eyes and in His hands.

Isaiah 40:15 (NLT) — 15 No, for all the nations of the world are but a drop in the bucket. They are nothing more than dust on the scales. He picks up the whole earth as though it were a grain of sand.

I knew my earthly father’s limitations. I knew that I could only ask for so much because he could only give me so much but there are no limits to Our Father in heaven! But not only that neither can time, space, circumstances or people put limits on Our Father in heaven.

Our Father in heaven should be to us what I am to my granddaughters. Right now they believe, because of their child like faith, that they can ask me for anything because they believe that I can provide it. When we walk down the aisles of Walmart in the toy section Vesper will say, “I want this and I want that and I want one of those.” Even though I don’t buy all of those things for her that doesn’t keep her from asking because she believes I can. Of course she will learn as she gets older that she was wrong.

We need to reclaim our child like faith in Our Father in heaven. As we get older we should be asking for Bigger and Bigger! Then we will begin to pray like Jesus and we will begin to receive answers to our prayers like Jesus did.

Here are some verses to meditate on to build up your child like faith in Our Father in heaven.

Proverbs 21:30 (NLT) — 30 No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the Lord.

Isaiah 46:10 (NLT) — 10 Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.

Daniel 4:35 (NLT) — 35 All the people of the earth are nothing compared to him. He does as he pleases among the angels of heaven and among the people of the earth. No one can stop him or say to him, ‘What do you mean by doing these things?’

Ephesians 1:11 (NLT) — 11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.

James 4:13–15 (NLT) — 13 Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” 14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”

Our Father in heaven….

Be Inspired Hilltop!