When we pray, “Our Father in heaven,” we are doing so much more than just asking for stuff. We are entering into the very heart of God. We are diving deeper into his character, his redemptive story, his love, and his sacred purpose. (Gray, Derwin, “God, Do You Hear Me?” pg 91)
Good morning fam! I do hope you purchased a copy of Dr. Derwin Gray’s book, “God, Do You Hear Me?” I have really enjoyed it, but last night I read Chapter 11, which is still a few weeks ahead on the reading schedule, and I was blown away by Dr. Gray’s words of wisdom. I can not wait to share the truths from that chapter with you. Such a beautiful breakdown of “The Lord’s Prayer.” I have been saying that prayer my entire adult life, and never really thought about what I was praying in those sacred words taught to us by Jesus.
This week we are scheduled to read Chapters 6, 7, and 8. Chapter 6 wraps up Dr. Gray’s breakdown of who our Heavenly Father is and describes in elegant detail how good our God is. Today, I have found a perfect song to share to describe how good God is and how much God loves you. Listen to those words, especially when Jonathan David Helser sings “I can hear the sound of the Father running.”
God is the good Father who runs to His children, provides for their every need, comforts their broken hearts, and protects them through the wilderness.
Jonathan and Melissa Helser have just released a short EP called “The Land I’m Livin’ In.” It’s a beautiful collection from a familiar voice out of the Bethel Music collective. Their album has led me to learn more about this amazing couple and all they are doing in North Carolina, which you can see here by visiting their website at cagelessbirds.com. Enjoy this wonderful worship experience by clicking the image below.