August 7 Prayer In The Father's House
“Wist ye not that I must be in My Father's house?”
Luke 2:49 (R.V.)
Our Lord's childhood was not immature man-hood; our Lord's childhood is
an eternal fact. Am I a holy innocent child of God by identification with my Lord
and Saviour? Do I look upon life as being in my Father's house? Is the Son of
God living in His Father's house in me?
The abiding Reality is God, and His order comes through the moments. Am
I always in contact with Reality, or do I only pray when things have gone
wrong, when there is a disturbance in the moments of my life? I have to learn
to identify myself with my Lord in holy communion in ways some of us have not
begun to learn as yet. “I must be about My Father's business” – live the
moments in My Father's house.
Narrow it down to your individual circumstances – are you so identified
with the Lord's life that you are simply a child of God, continually talking to
Him and realizing that all things come from His hands? Is the Eternal Child in
you living in the Father's house? Are the graces of His ministering life
working out through you in your home, in your business, in your domestic
circle? Have you been wondering why you are going through the things you are?
It is not that you have to go through them, it is because of the relation into
which the Son of God has come in His Father's providence in your particular
sainthood. Let Him have His way, keep in perfect union with Him.
The vicarious life of your Lord is to become your vital simple life; the
way He worked and lived among men must be the way He lives in you.