By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. – Proverbs 11:14

Who are you surrounded by? Partner with those going the same direction God is calling you and see advancement in your life. Be in alignment for your assignment. Don’t let others slow you down or pull you off course.

Declaration: I will do life with those who are advancing the Kingdom. I walk with sold- out Jesus freaks.

Heaven’s Mic Drop

We are going to be looking at the Lord’s prayer today. Why? Because when Jesus came on the scene, he showed us a different approach to God Almighty than anybody had ever seen before.

See, the Lord first revealed Himself as Yahweh, then through Moses, He revealed himself as Jehovah, and that was wonderful. For 1,400 years, people had known him like that. 

He was a God of gods. He was the ultimate Creator.

He was amazing. He was powerful. He had a big time set of rules. 

He expected allegiance, loyalty, and He wanted His people to live with Him and according to Him. 

Then Jesus Christ comes onto the scene 42 generations later. He steps up and says, “Now, I’m gonna show you how you’re supposed to approach God. It works like this:”

 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. – John 6:8-13

Let me tell you, that sermon was a mic drop. The people must have been like, “God is a Father? Like, an Abba, a daddy? Who is this guy and how does he know God like this?” 

I’m telling you, Jesus was a revolutionary for just that one revelation. God as Father. It’s the reason there is BC and AD! The people had to be intrigued. They had to be wanting to know God the way Jesus knew God. 

Do you see God Almighty like that–as an Abba full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control? Today is a good day to be a revolutionary. Decide you want to know God as Father just as Jesus, the Son, knew God as Father.