Many of us are aware of the “ Lord’s Prayer” in the Bible (Matthew 6: 9- 13).
In this short article l am going to dwell on the phrase “ Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6: 10).
Did you know that the above verse is the basis for the majority of prayers?
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
The above reason is why we need to pray.
Challenging relationships is nothing new.
There is a reason why the Bible tells us to forebear one another;
“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye” (Colossians 3: 13) KJV
“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others” (Colossians 3: 13) NLT
In the natural if you had a baby that did not grow naturally you would be concerned.
As Christians, the Lord does expect us to grow up!.
The Bible tells us to desire the sincere milk of the word that we may grow thereby (1 Peter 2: 2). In other words, the main factor of growth is to desire the sincere milk of the word. Note the word “word” not man’s doctrine or opinions of others but the word.
The Bible in so many words tell us who we really are.
It is so important for us to see ourselves the way we are after the spirit.
Now let us insert ourselves into these scriptures:
A spiritual mind is a mind that focus on the things of God. On spiritual realities in Christ. A spiritual mind is a mind that puts on “the mind of Christ”.
Our actions normally stem from our minds, decisions and perspectives about life and others. These all originate from our mindsets. This is why the Bible says “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he” ( Proverbs 23: 7).
I have always believed in water baptism, however l have recently had more light shed on its significance.
In the Old Testament, the children of Israel were told to circumcise their males ( Genesis 17: 13). In the New Testament we are also circumcised, however our own circumcision is without hands which is putting off the sins of the flesh and putting on Christ.
“11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ” (Colossians 2: 11):
Our heart is so important. It is the seat to our Christian walk.
As a matter of fact, your heart is so important that it takes “all diligence” to take care of it.
“ Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4: 23).
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (NLT)
“Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life”. AMP
We live in a world made for people. We have no option but to relate to others. Good relationships skills are not always automatic.
Thank God that the Bible has given so much light when relating to others. One golden rule is that our security must be in God.
“He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him” (Proverbs 27: 14).
The Bible is very specific when it uses words. Did you know that this world is not all there is?
Let us have a look at scripture:
“Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (John 14: 30).
Note the phrase “the prince of this world”; which implies that there is another world. And knowing who the prince of this world is explains why this world is in all the chaos. We know who the ruler of this world is according to scripture.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.