TOWARDS THE FATHER!
“…..I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 3:14).
The prayer time is a very sweet time in a man’s life. That too, getting closer to the Throne of Grace along with Christ and the Holy Spirit is the most sweet time. There, we establish a deep relationship and fellowship with God. We call Him ‘Abba, Father’ and look up to His golden face. The atheists lose this great blessing.
“Ask and it will be given to you,” says the Scripture (Mathew 7:7). You may keep on asking for your needs from the Heavenly Father who remains as one to listen and answer your prayers. Keep on asking without losing heart until the Father gives them. By virtue of the precious blood which Jesus Christ shed, you have been blessed to get nearer to the throne of grace of Father.
In the prayer which Jesus Christ taught, He addresses God as “Our Father in heaven,” (Mathew 6:9). He pointed out “I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ……to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man” (Ephesians 3:14, 15).
Do we have to pray to God the Father alone? Should we not pray to Jesus Christ? Should we not pray to the Holy Spirit? You can pray to Jesus definitely because He is also one of the Everlasting Fathers. (Isaiah 9:6). He is one of the Trinity and is on par with the father. At the same time, it is not wrong to pray to the Holy Spirit because He is also a part of the Trinity. Worshipping saints and angels and asking them to plead on your behalf are hated by God.
Paul the apostle says, “….whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:17). I am writing an important truth which Jesus Christ taught when He was in this world. “And whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.” (John 14:13, 14). The Father, the Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit are always eagerly waiting to listen to your prayers.
Bring forth to God all your applications and requests. Rejoice in thanking and praising Him with love. Exalt Him by singing Spiritual songs. After this, He will happily grant everything to you with love. Is He not rich in mercy?
To meditate: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Mathew 6:33).