"There Is But A Step"

Matthew 6:9-10 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

The 19th century Baptist pastor Charles Spurgeon said of this transition, “This prayer begins where all true prayer must commence, with the spirit of adoption, "Our Father." There is no acceptable prayer until we can say, 'I will arise, and go unto my Father.' This child-like spirit soon perceives the grandeur of the Father 'in heaven,' and ascends to devout adoration, 'Hallowed be thy name.' The child lisping, 'Abba, Father,' grows into the cherub crying, 'Holy, Holy, Holy.' There is but a step from rapturous worship to the glowing missionary spirit, which is a sure outgrowth of filial love and reverent adoration-'Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'"

Living in God’s household after you’ve lived in the hovel of this life without Him, makes you know how great a Father He really is… and how wonderful His family. We wonder how people can live without Him. How complicated and unsettled that life seems in comparison to living in His family. We then want the world to know and experience His Home. Come Home. The entrance is the Gospel.

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