“Our Father who is in heaven. Hallowed be your name (Matthew 6:9).”
You are both human and Divine. As such, your divinity comes from our Father, Jehovah, and your humanity comes from our mother, earth. God is always your Father, and nothing will ever change that. You are a Divine idea that originated in the mind of God.
When you pray, Our Father, you are speaking of your paternity. You are personalizing the Kingdom Principle of Divine Nature, owning the idea that your origination point is God, and how you came to this earth is Divine.
Our Father also speaks of plurality. God is not just your Father, but God is the Father of all creation. Because you have the same father and the same mother as everyone else, you are not a half, step, or adopted brother or sister. Every person on the face of this earth is your full brother and your full sister. Every man is your brother, and every woman is your sister because we are all made in the likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-28). Finally,
Our Father speaks of prosperity. When you remember that God is your Father, you realize your inheritance. You are an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ Jesus (Romans 8:17). You have full, complete, and total access to all that God is (Divine Nature) and all that God has (Divine Provision). When you forget that God is your Father, you experience lack, limitation, poverty, not having enough, and feeling like you are not enough. When we remember God is our Father, we experience increase, abundance, overflow, and more than enough. We know that we are enough for any relationship and more than enough for any situation.
Affirm out loud: “I AM worthy. I deserve good. I have access to all that God desires for me.”
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.