Friday, March 4, 2011

The real Lords prayer

There is just so much i want. but only one thing i need. One thing that will satisfy the deepest longing. Jesus. I want him. All of him. But what does he want from me?

Jesus prays for himself in John chapter 17. He prays the "real Lords prayer". You see his heart, and his love for his children. He wants our hearts. He wants us to do what we were in truly made to do! To worship him! Heartfelt worship. vs 1-5. Evangelism and edification of the saints. He talks about in verses. 6-10 make disciples and encourage believers to grow, to change and to learn and meditate on the word! And to do what it says! He wants his disciples to to be vigilant and ready, because the world will hate them. But he wants us to be progressively holy. He wants us to be sober minded and watchful so that when the trials and persecution come it won't rock our world. ( Peter 5:8)
Verse 24...i will quote. It is that good!! "Father i want those you have given me to be with me where I am and to see my glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world." This is why he died. This is what he desires more than anything, that we would be with him in glory. This is my desire. To spend more time with him.... and in the word.{ It is truth. It is life and it is power.}
Jesus is speaking of heavenly longing! Lastly, in verse 25 He is saying to us to Love like Christ. "that my love would be in my disciples." This is also my desire.

1 comment:

Cara Maat said...

Love this Rach. I think one of the key words in this is.. "BE". He wants us to BE with him. to rest with him.. to let go and be loved by him in his presence. not striving, no wanting.. just being.

Love you and your heart.