“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him. For He laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the oceans depths.”
God is not just God on paper. He is not a fictional Bible story or character. He is real. He is as close as your breath and the skin on your body. He is the God who created the very place you are standing or sitting reading this. Everything is the Lords! The world and all its people! We are perfectly created in the image of God, to reflect His glory and to shine His light.
Jesus, in His model prayer, otherwise known as the Lord’s prayer, taught us how to pray by giving His disciples, and us, a guideline or structure to follow to help us pray. What is amazing, is both the start and the finish of this prayer, lead us to call out to our God as Father, as Holy, as the Lord of all Heaven, clothed with power, dominion and authority. Why did Jesus make this a priority? Well, just as David so often did in his psalms, Jesus knew the importance of making sure we know who we are talking to when we approach God’s throne. Firstly God is our Father, He is the King of Kings, He is the King of glory, He is the Lord, strong and mighty, invincible in battle, and the Lord of Heaven’s armies. He is holy and is clothed with power, dominion and authority. When we come to God with this understanding, then all our problems shrink at the magnitude of who God is. If we understand who it is we are praying to, it changes the way we pray, and we begin to pray out of victory rather than need. Who is the King of glory we serve? Our Heavenly Father!