Verse of the day
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
One of the blessings of being called according to God’s purpose is that there are tons of people who are on the same mission – invariably, we are never alone. These people who are equally called are evenly yoked to us like siblings who have the task of caring for us spiritually (in prayers) and physically (in needs). In the same vein, we are also doing the same for them.
Being unified by the love of Christ, there are challenges that we’d be poised to experience, therefore the effectual prayer of the righteous avails much to keep the mind, soul, and body in check. The result of this prayer is continued strength through the Holy Spirit Who refreshes us in Christ.
Paul prayed for the Colossians because he was thrilled at the way they accepted the good news and were willing to partake in the suffering of Christ. Like the elder one who had experienced some challenges on his own journey, he knew the role of prayers, encouragement, and guidance and this is what he extended to the Colossians.
When we meet people, either new to the faith or already existing on this journey, it is very important that we show them love and support with prayers and words of encouragement, so their faith doesn’t waver and even if it does by any chance, we are always there to strengthen them.
It’s not strange that we grow weary because anything that requires an outpouring would always need a refilling. For this reason, the Holy Spirit is made available to fill us with more knowledge of Christ so that we might draw strength for present and future seasons.
References: James 5:16
Father, I receive from help and strength from You to be a good sibling to others on this journey and to pray for them as we strengthen one another in You. Amen.
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