“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13
“Our Father” is a song that we’ve been singing at church lately and I love it. Every time I see it on the song list, I get giddy: not because I’m such a huge fan of singing the Lord’s Prayer, but for the way we rock the harmony at the end. Hey! I’m a music person – don’t judge me. Y’alllllll….we be killin’ it!! Maann! I’m getting chills just thinking about it. It’s the last bridge that gets me fired up: for yours is the kingdom, yours is the power, yours is the glory, forever amen. I look forward to that part – the four-part harmony is ridiculous! This morning when I was saying the prayer, there was no harmony. Just one voice – His. And He kept repeating the last line over and over: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever amen.
He didn’t need any harmony – He has authority.
What God was saying to me didn’t register until after about 30 minutes of it being on repeat in my heart. It’s usually when everything is working seamlessly together in my life (in harmony) that I feel the most secure in believing that God is in control. When stuff is all over the place, I’m like, “Um, God?” Today was a gentle gut-check (He didn’t hit hard) just to remind me that He is in control and all authority belongs to Him, regardless of the disharmony in my life. Have a good one.