Just like John

“One day, as Jesus was in prayer, one of his disciples came over to him as he finished and said, “Would you teach us a model prayer that we can pray, just like John did for his disciples?””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Andy Stanley made a comment years ago that I took to heart.

He said, “look at the word comparison.”

And then he broke it down for us;


We don’t realize what we compromise when we compare ourselves to others.

What we have all along, which is far greater, is stolen from us as we long for what others seem to have.

In this scriptural example, I was amazed to see this morning that the disciples asked the Word, Himself, to teach them to pray like John’s disciples.

Think of that!

They had the Ultimate Master and Teacher yet, comparison blinded them from truth.

I’m also reminded of the Children of Israel, who had God himself as their KING, and yet cried out to Him for another King so they could be like the rest of the world.

It breaks my heart to think of the disgrace in that as I read through the pages,

But how many times- have I bypassed God the same way, while comparing His will for my life to that of the world’s,

or the people around me…

Even others in ministry.

I choose to be taught by King Jesus today.

I want to pray like Him. I want to love like Him. I want Him, and Him alone, as my King,

and everything He has given me,

I choose to cherish, and regard as holy.

He entrusted me with what He’s given me.

If I’m found faithful, then He will add to it, but

I refuse to add it on my own.

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5

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