Tuesday, February 4, 2020
"Thy Kingdom come." (Mt.6.10)
Each word of the phrase is tremendously important.
As we come to this prayer,
the first thing we need to do is to ask God to show us what "Thy" means -
"Thy" - can never mean the same as "my!"
"THY" - everything else is excluded:
It is God alone.
It is an absolute separation unto God.
It is an absolute dedication to God.
We cannot understand the dimension of this total separation unless God reveals it.
Our human nature is so predominant in all we think and do,
that we can only separate things if the Spirit of God quickens us to do so.
Our minds unaided cannot understand, or receive,
the Kingdom of the One Who reigns alone.
This is a prayer of dependence.
This is a prayer for that which alone has value.
While I am trusting in myself I am denying God.
Declaring my sufficiency is declaring God insufficient.
Declaring my capability is a losing of the realm of God's supply.
The first part of the prayer says,
"hallowed be Thy Name"...hallowed - set apart.
It is to be removed far from every other thing.
How hard it is for man to ever fully realize what this means in his living -
a life lived for God alone.
Yet those who find it, find a relief,
a rest, and a refuge from all the conflict of a fallen world.
Only the Spirit of God can reveal God,
and show us the endless distance
between the highest thing we can offer and the realm of God.
It is a letting go of all that is ours,
and a giving all, to the One Who is All in All.