How you wake up each morning is so vital to how much of heaven you will have on earth each day. For me, the best way to begin each day is with prayer based on the pattern of the Lord’s Prayer. Begin by honoring the Lord. Agree with God‘s master plan. You find the key to this salutation in the words, “Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in Heaven”. Here, we agree with His plan for America, for the earth, and for our lives.
Prayer is more than just repeating phrases. It must become an intercession of the heart, and a communication that goes down to the root elements inside our being. It is a consistent process of listening and obeying every word God speaks, be it in words, dreams, visions or any other whisper from His divine voice. Each day, God’s communication separates fleshly thoughts and intents of the heart by simply obeying what He tells you to do. Obedience results in a little more of Heaven each day.
This process must be done daily. Which is why we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Eating is one key to obtaining a perfect body in perfect health. This one aspect of your prayer session can literally transform your physical body as described in The Bible when it says, “Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eyesight was sharp; he still walked with a spring in his step.” Paul says in Romans, “Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what he is doing. And God isn’t pleased at being ignored.” This is heaven on earth in our physical health.
God wants us to have heaven in our personal relationships with the people around us, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” As I interact with my family, how can I truly show them through words and actions how much I appreciate them and the debt of love that I owe them? Sometimes this part of my daily intercession can literally take hours. I wait in meditation concerning each person until God speaks and His words cut off any bad part of my interaction with them. Make each relationship with each family member heaven on earth. You can tell that each aspect of the Lord’s Prayer is really detailed. Each aspect of this daily prayer requires intercession; most of my own intersession is done through speaking in tongues.
In the pathway of thoughts and actions that we will journey today, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:”. If you have been praying with us on our daily intercession on Periscope you will have noticed many times we ask God to direct our thoughts. We need God’s help in our thinking. The Bible actually encourages us, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” The direction of our daily thoughts should always be in humility as a servant to serve every person we meet, as well as our family members. When you become a true servant to your family, you will not even rise up in anger in a conversation to defend yourself or to convince them of your opinion. This is a hard position to take, but it truly leads to Heaven on earth for every person in your family, for your actions will deliver you from evil.
When your intercession accomplishes a realization of these aspects of the Lord’s Prayer in your daily life, you will spend your day declaring, “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
See you in prayer!
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky