Thursday, January 27, 2011
Jesus made praying seem so natural!
Jesus spoke of prayer. It is said he got up in the predawn to pray to his Father God.
Here he lays out the most simple words about prayer.
Ask, Seek, Knock
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."
We have taken this to mean that God is a Santa Claus in the sky. Ask for anything, and it will be given to you.
But in Jesus world, his relationship with the Father was so intimate, if He asked, it would be done.
Because God is a good God. And He loves us...