References: Matthew 6Summary: God is not exactly like an earthly father. He is in heaven (transcendent). [Excursus: fellowship with the Father – receive love, respond like a child to a dad. Fellowship with Jesus: receive grace, respond with faith. Fellowship with the Spirit: receive sanctification, respond by exposing yourself to His influence.] The first three petitions are worship but are still petitions (worship must come from God). Hallowing means trusting, obeying, and fearing that which is revealed about God. Nothing is more important. It starts in your heart, moves to your family, church, and to the whole world.
Series: Jesus' Pattern for Prayer
It is not enough to learn true things about God.
It is not even enough to experience the benefits of His attributes. We must not be satisfied until our experience of each attribute has been profound enough to move our soul toward deeper love for God.
We must keep learning and experiencing what is so wonderful about each attribute until there is a response in our affections -sparks of actual joy, peace, delight, awe, fear of God, security, satisfaction of soul, comfort, courage, and all the other benefits
Scripture promises will come from the nearness of God’s favorable presence. Each one of God’s attributes is a single ray in the spectrum of the brilliant radiance of His glory. That glory is an ocean, and just one drop of that ocean, if you could just see it clearly, would be enough to delight your soul and occupy your faculties of praise for all eternity.
This book is a journal of how God has been opening my eyes the past few years to begin to see a glimpse of that drop.