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Father

Dear Lord God,

I was driving in the car the other night and I found myself praying to you. I was praying that I would be convicted by your Spirit about things in my life that break your heart. Straight away something came to mind and I said sorry and realised my pride. I began to pray that I would know you near and love you more. Put all my trust in you. I began my next sentence with “Dear Father…” I’ve said that so many times but this time I stopped mid-sentence. I just called You Father. I just called God…Father. Straight away tears began rolling down my cheeks. It was like it wasn’t me who said the words “Dear Father”, it was like Jesus said them, His Spirit in me. I haven’t called you Father with much conviction and assurance of late. But you are faithful to call me Your child.

Romans 8:15-16

15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.And by him we cry, “Abba,Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

In awe that You are my Father. The more my vision of You expands and grows, the more my heart is filled with wonder that I call you Father. The more my heart should be still and filled with worship.

The more I should trust you and submit to Jesus.

Please show me more of You.

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Responses to Him…

I was just struck by reading Matthew at the responses different groups and people have to Jesus.

Two blind men “cried out” and when rebuked by the crowd to be quiet, they “cried out all the more”. Soon after upon entering Jerusalem crowds went before Him shouting His praises. The children who were in the temple also “cried out” in adoration. The religious leaders were “idignant”.

People’s repsonses to Jesus are very real and full of emotion. Some cry out desperately, others sing out in praise. The voice of religion always tries to hush the cry. But a heart captured by Christ will cry out. It can’t help it. And Jesus always responded to those who cried out. For the blind men, He stopped. He listened and affirmed the praises of the children when the religious leaders were angered.

May the cry of my heart always be praise and adoration of Him. For what else is there in this life but Him? All else fades but He is the same “yesterday, today and forever”.

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