While His Father is in heaven, He talks to Him in familiar terms as if He were standing beside Him, and asks us to do the same.
Matthew 6: 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Building Transcendence: Jesus is at once at home in heaven and on earth. He is transcendent. He easily moves back and forth in His thought and access. While His Father is in heaven, He talks to Him in familiar terms as if He were standing beside Him, and asks us to do the same. While there is a will of God declared in heaven, He expects it to be walked out fully here on earth. He is transcendent. He refuses to be held away from the best His Father has for Him.
Greg’s Transcendent Moment: The decision for the new team member was looming. As the team succeeded, it became evident they would need an added member. Who would join? Would they fit the group? How could they find the right person? Greg moved to prayer. He needed divine wisdom. Surely God was aware this need would arise before this day. Surely God would provide. As Greg quieted himself in his office in prayer, his phone rang. Sally was calling. She had a friend looking for a position similar to what the team needed.
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ACT! What is it you need to transcend? To get over and above? To do it like it is done in heaven not as it is on earth? Start acting the part.
PRAY! Father, I need You to transcend my life. So often, I am tied to my earthly expectations, joys, and achievements. It is hard for me to transcend with Jesus and see what You see and do what You do and fulfill Your will spoken in heaven here on earth. Help me to transcend with Jesus and live to the fulness of Your will and presence here on earth. I commit, Father, to see Your will done on earth in my life as it is in heaven