Unlimited: Thy Kingdom Come

Aug 17, 2021 203

Unlimited: Pray Like You Mean It

Your kingdom come your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10, NIV).

Many a man gets down on his knees and says: “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name: thy kingdom come…” (Matt. 6:9) and then they go out and do something to prevent that kingdom from coming…

When you say this in your pew on Sunday it means nothing unless you live it on Monday… I don’t care how loud your wind-jamming in prayer meeting may be if you go out and skin somebody in a horse deal the next day…

The man who truly prays “Thy kingdom come,” will not be shrinking his measures at the store; the load of coal he sends to you won’t be half slate. The man who truly prays “Thy kingdom come” won’t cut off his yardstick when he measures you a piece of calico. It will not take the pure-food law to keep a man who truly prays “Thy kingdom come” from putting chalk in the flour, sand in the sugar, brick dust in red pepper, ground peanut shells in breakfast food…

Are you truly praying “Thy kingdom come?”

For the man who truly prays “Thy kingdom come” it would be impossible to have one kind of religion on his knees and another when behind the counter… When a man truly prays “Thy kingdom come” he means it in everything or in nothing. – Billy Sunday (adapted)

Reflection: Take some time and think about what “Your kingdom come” means for you? How willing are you to fully surrender to the kingdom of God in your life? Find a beautiful place outside and ask God to show you how he wants to manifest his kingdom in your life. Spend some time truly praying the prayer, “Your kingdom come.”

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