Google+ 06/12/14 Prayer Opens Up Heaven So We Can See Our Father!

Ephesians 3:14-16

 

When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,

The Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources

He will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.

 

In part four of our six-part devotion series entitled, "Is That What It Means to be a Father?" Paul is doing what he so often did after his conversion.  Paul is writing to Christ's people from prison!  Every time I read one of Paul's writings, I am amazed and re-convicted all over again.  Do we really have anything to complain about?  Paul is behind bars and tells us that he is praying to God who will empower all of us through His Holy Spirit.  Why would we or Paul worry?  There might be a reason for some of us.  God tells us that the only way to the Father is through the Son.  Many "Christian" denominations miss this fact.  The Father tells us that it really is all about the Son.  That is what it means to be a father.  I have two sons and I can relate to this premise.  We want everything to be just right for our children.  We want our sons to follow Jesus.  When we get down on our knees to pray, let's remember who we are praying to each time we do it.  God says that our prayers must go through Jesus.  That is how our prayers find themselves in God's throne room.  It is the only way.  We must always include Jesus in our prayers.  The Law and the Prophets are just that.  The disciples and the apostles did wonderful things in the name of Jesus.  Even in our darkest hours, we must be as faithful and optimistic as Paul.  Always pray unceasingly.  I have seen it work over and over again.  "Prayer Opens Up Heaven So We Can See Our Father!"