My Prayer For You

Yesterday I preached from Col. 1:9-14.  This prayer of Paul is a great model to use when praying for others– and it expresses what we desire for our own walk with God.  Notice what Paul prays:

  • Filled with the knowledge of His will.
    • not simply a Choice to make- but a Direction to take
    • God’s Will is known in the realm of Spiritual Wisdom and Understanding (not prideful intellect)
  • Walking Worthy and Pleasing
    • Walk: ordering our lives-
      • God’s will not just for our heads but for our feet
    • Worthy: appropriately; not because we deserve it-but because He has made us worthy in Christ and our new life responds and corresponds to Him
    • Pleasing: Pleasing God vs. Pleasing Man (Gal. 1:10)

Resulting in these 4 things:

  1. Bearing Fruit in Every Good Work
  2. Growing in the Knowledge of God
  3. Strengthened with All Power
  4. Joyfully Giving Thanks

Published by Al Gilbert

Encouraging Missionaries and rePlanting Shallowford.Church

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