Wednesday, October 9, 2013
“Our Father , who art in heaven…” Luke 11:2 KJV
By Guest Author: Peter Felix
A few years ago, someone wrote a song with the following lyrics: “God is watching us, God is watching us, God is watching us, from a distance…”* You know, whenever I hear that song it makes me feel like God is somewhere far out there and He is unreachable, untouchable, unavailable – just watching us from a distance.
While it is true that God dwells in the heavens, He has made a way to come and live in our hearts by His Holy Spirit. Jesus said, if we love Him and obey His word then He and the Father will come and dwell with us. What an awesome privilege that the God of heaven can come to live in us! He is with us and He is in us! Remember the three Hebrew boys? The Lord was right there with them in the midst of the fiery furnace. His presence enabled them to endure what may have been the worst experience of their life.
As you pray today, pray with the understanding that the God that you serve, the Creator, the God of the heavens, lives within you. He hears your every petition, He is acquainted with all you go through, He is right there with you to bring you through. Pray my brother, pray my sister, the awesome God is with you!
*Lyrics by: Bette Midler