Prayer and Obedience

in Obedience/Discipleship Prayer

This is Ron Moore with today's Bible Minute.

When we pray for God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, we are placing ourselves in submission to God's perfect will. Philippians 2:8 shows us what that prayer meant for Jesus.

Here's what Paul wrote: "And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death--even death on a cross!"

What will that prayer mean for us? It could mean deciding to pass on your dream home in order to give sacrificially and generously. It might mean using your gifts to serve the body of Christ. Or serving at home or abroad in full-time ministry.

"Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10). When you pray that prayer, the question is do you really mean it?

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