…But that is exactly what we are, each of us a temple in whom God lives. God himself put it this way:
“I’ll live in them, move into them;
I’ll be their God and they’ll be my people.
So leave the corruption and compromise;
leave it for good,” says God.
“Don’t link up with those who will pollute you.
I want you all for myself.
I’ll be a Father to you;
you’ll be sons and daughters to me.”
The Word of the Master, God.
With promises like this to pull us on, dear friends, let’s make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let’s make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God.
Here’s how Jesus taught us to pray: 1) ‘Our Father in heaven.’ When you say, ‘Father’ you are acknowledging that you’re ‘family,’ that you have a special relationship with God which entitles you to go to Him at any time, confident you’re loved, welcomed, and assured of His favour. When you say, ‘in heaven,’ you can go no higher. You’re drawing what you need from the ultimate source of goodness, grace, mercy, provision, protection and authority. What a privilege! 2) ‘Hallowed be Your name’ (v. 9 NKJV). This thought should always be uppermost in your mind: ‘Whatever I do today, Lord, whether in thought, word or deed, let it honour You.’ People should be able to look at your life and want to become acquainted with the One you serve. 3) ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ (v. 10 NKJV). Each time you choose to say no to yourself and yes to God’s will, you demonstrate to a watching world what it means to live as a citizen of His kingdom. Note the words, ‘as it is in heaven.’ Is anyone in heaven fearful or doubting? Stubborn or disobedient? Critical or negative? When the enemy brings something to your door that’s contrary to God’s will, you have the authority to rise up and say, ‘If it’s not done and approved in heaven it has no place in my life here on earth.’ When it comes to disobedience, refuse to accept the package and sign the receipt. The one thing satan hopes you never discover is that you have the God-given authority to restrict his movements in your life.2 notes // reblog
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