Do we want "Power in prayer"?
Then look to the lovely LORD Jesus - He is our example .. especially in His prayer of John 17 (link)! This whole chapter is intercession on behalf of those who believe in Him, you and me by faith in Christ. His deep love is so evident. Not judgemental like my prayers are often.. but such love, compassion, understanding. Yes, He is God. We though as believers have the Holy Spirit of God, by faith in the Lord Jesus, as our Guide and Help.
Then I read verse 22:
"the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one"
Will we ever fully understand that before heaven?
1 Corinthians 13:12
"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."
We will see much more, understand much more than we get at this very moment in time.
That's what grace is.
... "grace, according to the measure of gift of Christ."
"But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ."
However, grace like salvation must be appropriated to be ours..
*applied by a willing, broken heart at the foot of the cross.
Am I truly willing I ask myself?
Always I seem to be holding back a little (or sometimes even a lot)...
I John 3:2
"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as He is."
One day it will all be plain.
".. O the joy when I shall wake in the presence of the King.
And I shall see Him face to face...
.. Some day, till then I'll watch & wait,
My lamp all trimmed and burning bright,
That when my Savior I will greet,
My faith will then be changed to sight."
Yes, we are faithful waiting servants of Jesus, if we are indeed serving as best we can, with hearts glad to be where God has put us. That's real everyday faith at work.
So let us each and every day given us - *LOOK up and be ready to go up... our lamps all trimmed and burning bright!
This little light of mine I'm going to let it shine!
Anchor your heart in Word and prayer.
Praise our great God for His grace sufficient for you and me! As we take (appropriate for ourselves) His grace, then it IS sufficient for our needs! But not till then.. faith in action, as with salvation. For "when we are weak then we are strong".
Thanks dear ones who've joined this blog and left such encouraging words. You bless my heart so VERY much .. and may God bless these words that they may bless you in turn - even more than they have me.
How rich & blessed we are in Jesus!
I don't know your needs this very moment, but God does. I pray for you in them, for you to learn to lean on Him.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x
* This saying and the title of this post were common exhortations by a dear faithful prayer warrior, now in glory. Bro Bruce McIntyre (Bro. Mac., from hereon in) was a son of China Inland missionaries. Saved aged 16, he prayed for eight hours a day over a map of the world. He was a great influence in my life and many others. May we likewise be an influence for good and for God.
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