박영만: 안녕하세요? 조관식장로님
오늘도 어제와 같이 Mclean Bible Church에서 31일 작정 기도를 위한 명상문이 왔습니다.
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Day 13: Who Are You Trying To Reach?
by Denny Harris, Executive Pastor of McLean Bible Church
...but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ Romans 8:15b
When we receive a call that turns out to be a wrong number, we often ask, “Who are you trying to reach?”
Like making a call, when we pray, it’s good to know who we are trying to reach. Romans 8:15b reminds us that
we are God’s children and when we call out to Him, we can call Him “Abba,” a term of intimacy and endearment.
Recently, our youngest daughter left her three children with us for several days. It couldn’t have been a worse
time for me schedule-wise. I had a commitment four of the five nights they were with us. As I was preparing for a
wedding one morning, 5-year old Bodie came up and asked, “Poppie, do you have a minute?” As busy as I was,
I stopped what I was doing and picked him up. You see, he’s one of only 9 little people who have the right to use
that name, “Poppie,” with me and I’d stop in an instant for any of them. It struck me, after Bodie left, that we have
that same marvelous privilege with our heavenly Father. He even has an endearing name that His children, and
only His children, can use – “Abba,” which is as close as the original gets to “Daddy.”
Father, as we come to You in prayer, we come with the deepest realization that You are anxious to hear from us
and ready to meet our needs. As we come into Your presence, “Abba, Father” we come expectantly knowing that
the One to whom we bring our petition loves us dearly and has all of the resources needed to meet our every need.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Take Action: List four areas of your life that are concerns for you currently. Pray for them today and each day for
the rest of this month.