Melissa Scott Wescott Christian Center

June 4, 2010

Our Father by Pastor Melissa Scott

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Those are difficult concepts when we have trained ourselves in a lifetime of “I want” and “I need.” Now in Matthew 6, prayer opens with, “Our Father.”  When we talk about our Father, it’s important. I feel there are a couple of Scriptures that just in the back of my mind I said, you know, I’m going to put these out there. There’re for us to really look at, hopefully enter into our soul a little bit. I John 3:1 that says, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath, that we should be called sons.”

Now I know we all know the Fatherhood and when we pray,”Our Father,” but I sat quietly and I reflected on that. In fact I reflected on every single word in this prayer that He gave us this plural, “our,” He didn’t say, “Mine,” or “yours,” but “our,” that we can call on Him, that the apostle Paul picked up. Tell me that there are no coincidences in God’s program that the apostle Paul would pick up in two different places, both in Romans and Galatians, to talk about the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry, “Abba, Father!”

Now how can you cry, “Father,” particularly coming out of the mouth of a Jew like Saul, tribe of Benjamin, Pharisee, you name it, to utter those words. In fact in the Judaic frame that would be blasphemy. And only God could manifest that mindset to see that when we come to Him and when His life and His nature are placed in us, we, if we earnestly desire Him, we desire to press close. I,

I want to know my Father. I want to know who He is. I want to press close to Him. Now I’m praying while I’m saying this that there are hearts in agreement with me because many can say, “Oh, I’ve been a Christian for thirty years, forty years I’ve walked. I know all there is to know.” And yet I don’t know of a time or a place but when we are praying, when we should have the most open heart. He said He’ll never leave me nor forsake me.

I know that whatever I come and I bring to Him, whether it’s as John says, when we confess our sins to Him, He’s faithful and just to forgive us. Whether it’s just coming and sitting in His presence, and I’ve said His presence is all around us all the time, but when we open our mouths and begin a dialog. What comes out of my mouth is what’s in my heart. And I open my mouth to God and think I desire to just know more about you. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

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