Max Lucado's book, The Great House of God, takes the Lord's Prayer in sections to give us a tour of God's house starting in The Living Room and guiding us through the rest of the rooms/parts of the house--the foundation, the observatory, the chapel, the throne, the study, the furnace, the kitchen, the roof, the hallway, the family room, the walls.
Lucado has a writing style that is easy and fun to read. In this book, Lucado tells us about our spiritual house (God's house) that exists to care for our souls, and he also tells us that we were intended to live in our Father's house. The chapters that follow take us through the rooms/parts of the God's house. One of my favorite parts was in chapter 8 (The Furnace Because Someone Prayed) where Lucado talks about Revelations 8:1 "...there was silence in heaven for about a half hour." Lucado tells us that the silence was when someone was praying. "Heaven paused, and heaven pauses to hear the prayers of...someone." (page 80) How awesome to know that heaven pauses to hear OUR prayers! Such an amazing thing for me to see in writing and to ponder. In the Postscript section of the book, Lucado suggests this: "Each day, as you awaken in his presence, remember the blueprint. And as you talk to your Father, trace the floor plan in your mind. It's a helpful way to enter his presence." He also gives an example as to how the Lord's Prayer can guide our prayers.
If you haven't read this book, you need to pick it up as soon as possible because it is AMAZING! I cannot say enough how much I loved reading it.
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