Weekly Inspiration

October 22, 2017

“For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”  Matthew 6:13  The Lord’s Prayer ends in a shout acknowledging God’s power and glory. This power was present over 2,000 years ago when Jesus was raised from the depths of darkness. It is a power still available to us today. When…

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October 15, 2017

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…”  Matthew 6:13 None of us are exempt from crisis or struggles. We are not just up against our own faults and shortcomings, we are also up against cosmic evil. And so we pray that we will not become vulnerable to those powers that rage…

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October 8, 2017

“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” Matthew 6:12 Forgiveness lies at the core of all spiritual teaching, and this phrase is the turning point in the prayer. Jesus has so arranged this prayer that it omits nothing that is essential to our spiritual development. Forgiveness simply means pardoning the one who…

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October 1, 2017

”Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11 This verse of the Lord’s Prayer offers ideas to ponder. God is our source. We can trust God’s faithfulness to meet our needs on a daily basis, not only for our bodies but also for our spirits. God’s provisions are sufficient. In fact, not only will…

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September 24, 2017

“Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.”  Matthew 6:10 What about God’s will? We live in a world that tells us that we are in control. We certainly have choices, but there is a greater force at work in our lives. God is constantly working in us and through us to…

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September 17, 2017

“Thy kingdom come.”  Matthew 6:10 Notice that verse 10 is a complete sentence. Simple, short, and to the point. Our work here on earth is very simple—we are to be about helping to establish God’s kingdom on earth. In all that we do, God is our reference. In the wilderness, Jesus refused to worship Satan…

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September 10, 2017

“Hallowed be thy name.” Matthew 6:9 There are times when speaking violates the moment, and silence represents the highest respect. The word for such a moment is reverence, and the affirmation is “hallowed be thy name.” The word hallowed means sacred, holy, and entitled to religious reverence. Psalm 46:10 states, “Be still, and know that…

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September 3, 2017

“This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven,” Matthew 6:9 The beginning of the Lord’s Prayer gives us three ideas to consider: the relationship between God and man, the brotherhood of man, and our relationship with mankind. As we consider God as Father, we see a relationship that is likened to a…

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August 27, 2017

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 The world is filled with chaos and confusion. People are at odds with one another because of differing points of views. One side criticizes and the other fights back. The wounds are severe and nobody wins. If we would…

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August 20, 2017

Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:26 Life is full of chaos and struggle. We can become so overwhelmed at times that we have no idea what choice to make. But God is the God of…

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