Today’s Verse

Know ye that the LORD, He is God; It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Psalm 100:3

Saturday, April 16

Persistent Motivation #1: Prayer glorifies God (continued from yesterday)

Though the Lord is our “Abba” (Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6), our “daddy,” He is still the Ancient of Days, the Sovereign Lord of all creation. We must balance our intimacy with His immanence. We must bow in respect and homage, recognizing Him for who He is and never treating Him flippantly.

How would you act before a king? Imagine standing in an ostentatious palace before a majestic throne, the crowned monarch wears regal robes. How would you act? You would bow. You would show your humility. You would give great respect. God is not some human ruler but the mighty King of all creation.

God deserves more respect and humility than any human person alive!

Persistent Motivation #2: Prayer aligns us with God’s will.

Next Jesus says we are to pray, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done as in heaven, so in earth.” In other words, we don’t come to God to tell Him our will, but to pray that His will might be done and that we will be in the center of it.

We want God’s will, His eternal redemptive plan to be accomplished. When we pray, we put aside our will and want to be aligned with His will. We want to be involved in what God is doing. Would you like to be in the center of God’s will? Pray that way!

Weekly Memory Verse

But when you pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Matthew 6:7

"It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it."
- Lou Holtz

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