A few years ago, I had the privilege of being asked to speak at the KC.
The content was to be from the beatitudes - Matthew 5. In preparation, I noticed a few things that stood out, but the thing I really wanted to emphasise were inspired by something I'd heard from someone else.
The Lord's/Disciples prayer is smack in the centre of the passage known historically as the "sermon on the mount".
And it's made up for five things:
- Acknowledging God is bigger than we are (Our Father in heaven, holy is Your Name)
- We need His ways of thinking and doing (Your kingdom come, your will be done)
- Help us deal with the past (Help us forgive our debtors)
- Thank you for being with us in the present (Give us food to eat)
- Let's go into the future together (Help us forgive those who will wrong us)
This has been in the front of my mind for a few weeks now.
It's a simple faith.To stop trying to do it in my own strength. Stop treading water.
I think I had got in a rut of existing without living in an awareness of the presence of God. Yeah, I might talk about walking with Him, but am I stumbling in the gloom of self-indulgent, pseudo-darkness?
His timing is perfect. His ways are just.
There is a growing sense in me of the possible. Of what can happen. Of what can be.
Let it come.