Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read and study Your Word, one of the things we learn very quickly is that You teach us through patterns, parables, and practices. You showed us first by the examples of faith-filled, Godly individuals. You inspired the written record of their witness and example in Your Word, so that we can study it and put it into practice. Jesus Christ is the greatest example of Your Word, because he is the LIVING Word! We learn most about being the people You desire us to be from his example.
Jesus was teaching in John 8:38(NLT), and he said, “I am telling you what I saw when I was with my Father.” In John 5:19(NLT), he explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” Your Son followed Your example. He spent a lot of time in prayer with You. Prayer is communication that goes both ways. We speak to You and tell you our desires and requests. We invite You into our lives and to intervene in our circumstances. And You speak to us. You tell us what to do, just as You told Jesus Christ what to do.
You know our futures. You know our pasts, and You know our present. You know exactly what we’re doing and what is going to happen in our futures. In John 16:13(NLT), You said through the Lord Jesus Christ, “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.” We have an intimate relationship with You. It is a connection so deep that we hear You spiritually, from Spirit to spirit. We just need to listen. This is why You tell us in Psalm 46:10 to be still and know that You are God. We need to quiet ourselves and meditate on Your Word, so that we can hear Your voice internally.
Thank You for reminding us to spend quality time with You every day. By doing this, we build up our relationship with You, and we grow in spiritual strength. We often seek great blessings from You, yet we don’t spend enough time developing the relationship You desire; we don’t put enough effort in our relationship with You. Therefore, we lack the strength to do what You require.
Jesus taught us by his example that we can see what You’re doing through Your Word and through Your communication to us. This is one of the reasons it is so important to pray and to be still, so that we can see and hear from You spiritually. Thank You for teaching us this wonderful spiritual lesson, and for letting us know that You desire this intimate connection with Your children.
You are so awesome and amazing, Most Holy God. Thank You for Jesus Christ, and thank You for the Holy Spirit. Please help us to be a blessing to Your Kingdom, and let Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In the precious and powerful name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.
“Be Still”, written for FindingChristianMan.com©2018. All rights reserved. All done to the glory of God through Jesus Christ, our Lord!