Matthew 6:9 – Pray then, in this way, Our Father who is in heaven.
In the beginning, God intended that earthly fathers would reflect the nature of His Father’s heart. Unfortunately, disobedience got in the way and man was separated from the heavenly Father through sin. Adam lost the ability to convey God’s true nature to his wife and his children. Jesus came with the purpose of revealing the Father to humanity. He promised His disciples that “He would not leave them as orphans” (John 14:18). The fourteenth chapter of the book of John is about the coming of the Holy Spirit. Again, Jesus said to His disciples, “The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, all that I said to you” (John 14:26).
A major portion of our salvation is rooted in getting to know our Father in Heaven. What a blessing we have in our developing relationship with the Holy Spirit as He helps us to know the Father. We will soon be ushered into our Father’s Holy Presence to stand before His throne in heaven. In the present moment, we are invited to “draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Prayer is a work of the Holy Spirit as He guides us to know how to pray. “We do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit helps our weaknesses” (Romans 8:26).
An old hymn says, “I am weak, but Thou art strong.” I come to the Lord in my natural weakness, but my heavenly Father meets with me and gives me strength as I grow in my relationship with Him. Let the Holy Spirit lead you into increasing knowledge and fellowship with your heavenly Father. He loves you so much! He proved it by sending Jesus and then sending the Holy Spirit to indwell your life.
Ask the Holy Spirit to increase your revelation of the Father. Ask Him to show you how much He loves you. Ask for more of the Father’s nature to be manifested in your life. Finally, ask to be one who reveals the Father to others.