This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
- Matthew 6:9-10
In our teaching today, Marc asks us, “How can you sanctify the Name of God in your life today?” As we talked about earlier this week, God’s Name is sanctified through our obedience.
We live in a season when it's common to blame the decline of faith in God on the media, politics, Hollywood, and secularism. But we should not be surprised when the pagan world behaves as the pagan world! Marc proposes that the reason God’s Name is profaned in our world is not them. It’s us.
Question: What areas of your life do you tend to look like the world? How can you obey God in this area, and how might that display His goodness, mercy, and glory?
Prayer Starter: Jesus, I take responsibility for not showing the world Your goodness and mercy. I confess that as sin and repent of it. Throughout my day today, help me notice the opportunities in each moment to practice demonstrating Your goodness and compassion.
Family Chat: When you interact with people at your school or play with kids in your neighborhood, can they tell that you are different and that Jesus lives in you?
Take Action: Whatever the Holy Spirit revealed as you pondered the question above, go and do it. He may invite you to be encouraging on social media rather than tear down; He may call you to integrity: to be the same person, no matter which group of friends you’re with. Or, He may give you opportunities to build your identity on what He says about you rather than on how people see you. Whatever He reveals, go and obey.