God's Name is Holy

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Matthew 6:9b says, "...hallowed be your name."

Often when I pray I go straight into my “give me” list, but truthfully, God is to be hallowed or sanctified, set-apart from any other. So giving praise and honor to God should always come first in my prayer time.

For He alone is holy, perfect, and worthy of praise. Because of His perfection, He is the Giver of all good & perfect gifts.

So praising Him can come in song, or shouts, or quiet reflection of His greatness. Hallowed is His name! Someday everyone will acknowledge that Holy name. So let’s start today!

Praise Him! Praise Him! All you who are His. Praise His Holy Name!

And there you go!

God is our Father

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Matthew 6:9a says, "This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven..."

Think on this. For those of us who are believers in Christ, God is our Father. Jesus taught His disciples the way to pray. He included that just as God is Jesus’ Father, so He is our Father. And though we cannot see Him in heaven, He is there with Jesus who is preparing a place for us. The Holy Spirit is now with us to show us how to live until we get there.

Isn’t it wonderful that our Father in heaven wants to talk to us and hear from us? Jesus has given us access to the very throne room of God. He tore the temple veil in two so we could enter the Holy of Holies, the place where God dwelt on earth.

Amazingly, that throne room now resides in our hearts and God, our Father, meets us there. It’s really too wonderful for words. 

And there you go!

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