Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4 Things to Pray for Your Life

When I read Colossians 1:9-14 today, I remember exactly how to pray for myself and others. I pray what Paul prayed:  

"We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

I remember the 4 things that make up this kind of life. It's one that:

1. Bears fruit in every good work
2. Grows in the knowledge of God
3. Is being strengthened (for endurance and patience!)
4. and Gives joyful thanks

What a wonderful life! 

1 comment:

bwsmith said...

I wish this could have been the conclusion, the description of the life for the wonderful women I loved in the fairy tales -- much better and useful than "They loved happily ever after." ;0)