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Bible Ballistics: BBs #267    Praying For You!!!

One of the very best things that we can do is to PRAY!!! No matter what comes at us, no matter how our hearts may ache, no matter what answers we can’t seem to find, no matter what direction or understanding we may be seeking —the answer can always be found in prayer. Now I’m not saying the answer will always come “immediately” but it will come, even when it’s not the answer we were expecting or desiring! Our God is always working in our lives to conform us to the image of our Lord Jesus Christ—we have only to seek His face in prayer and through the searching of the scriptures.

And we know

that all things work together

for good

to them

that love God,

to them

who are the called

according to his purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow,

he also did predestinate

to be conformed

to the image of his Son,

that he might be the firstborn

among many brethren.” Romans 8:28-29

We can pray in confidence knowing that God is working in our lives in every thing— every issue, every crisis, every question, every trial, every pain, and every sorrow—every thing! Your problems and concerns are not a surprise to God, and if we’ll but look to HIM in all these things we will find the strength, wisdom and courage to walk forward and press on with and for Jesus. He is faithful!

But the thing I really want to share this morning is that I am praying for you. And like many of the prayers that I pray for others, my prayer for you is from scripture. There is a storehouse of gold to be mined in the prayers of scripture. The one I’d like to share with you this morning is a prayer that is precious to my heart because it is such an all encompassing and heartfelt yearning for the spiritual good and growth of those God sends into our lives. So this my friends, is the prayer of my heart for you today. May God speak to your heart today and meet you where you are—for while I don’t know your specific need, my God does!!!

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you,

and to desire that

ye might be filled

with the knowledge

of his will

in all wisdom

and spiritual understanding;

10 That ye might walk worthy

of the Lord

unto all pleasing,

being fruitful

in every good work,

and increasing

in the knowledge of God;

11 Strengthened with all might,

according to his glorious power,

unto all patience

and longsuffering

with joyfulness;

12 Giving thanks

unto the Father,

which hath

made us meet

to be partakers

of the inheritance

of the saints in light:

13 Who hath

delivered us

from the power of darkness,

and hath translated us

into the kingdom

of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have

redemption

through his blood,

even the forgiveness

of sins:”     Colossians 1:9-14

May God bless you to truly to experience and know His presence in “all wisdom and spiritual understanding” today. Amen and Amen! And the reason we can be confident is because of Jesus:

Who is the image of the invisible God,

the firstborn of every creature:

16 For by him

were all things created,

that are in heaven,

and that are in earth,

visible and invisible,

whether they be thrones,

or dominions,

or principalities,

or powers:

all things were created by him, and for him:

17 And he is before all things,

and by him all things consist.

18 And he is the head of the body, the church:

who is the beginning,

the firstborn from the dead;

that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:15-18