Friday intercession for RG family….18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” Ephesians 1: 18-19a.
Last week we prayed for wisdom and revelation to know him better. This week we continue with powerful prayers of hope, inheritance and power. Does this sound like something you would like in your life?
~Hope…..to anticipate with pleasure, confidence …”.Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost….”Romans 15:13…
~inheritance….our inheritance is eternal, rich and glorious…. Not only do we receive an inheritance but we ARE His inheritance……what an amazing thought that the King of Kings considers us the recipients and receptacle of his rich, glorious presence…
~And if this were not enough He continues to pour out on us his “Exceedingly great” power. This word power is “dynamis” from which we get the English word dynamo, dynamic. This power is so great that it raised Christ from the dead.
As you pray this prayer today, ask him to shine light in any dark places in your heart where you might want to fully believe this is true for you. So that you can walk in hope, inheritance and power.
Hope in front of me….Danny Gokey….https://youtu.be/AVaXbyDbbzQ
Dear RG family…. “ I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” (Eph 1:17) Over 2000 years ago, the apostle Paul prayed this prayer for those who believe in Jesus. It is a “foundational” prayer for us today. We see the trinity in this prayer: The Father, the Son and the Spirit..all working together for one aim..that we might know him better. This is the heart of our God…..that we KNOW him better and better. This kind of knowing is not just facts but precise and correct knowledge. It means knowing the blessings he has given us, and constantly gives, through Christ. And when we KNOW Him in this way, we humbly, eagerly, and gratefully want to honor and please Him.
And we do not grow in this knowledge on our own. We can ask for the Spirit to live in us and give us the wisdom and revelation needed to truly know our God. This is wisdom that comes from him (James 3:17). And we NEED revelation…..the kind of instruction and truth that is given to our mind, heart and spirit through the Holy Spirit. It is the kind of understanding that comes when we read His word, spend time in prayer, and listen to what He is saying to us.
As we pray today, let’s join in praying this prayer for each other and for RG as His family. May each of us receive wisdom and revelation today to KNOW Him better.
Knowing you Jesus https://youtu.be/oxpPIa-BskY
Dear RG family, we will continue to Proclaim His name over RG in 2019. We are not only individual believers but also His CHURCH. During the month of February we will join in praying Paul’s prayer for the church In Ephesians 1:15-23. Today focus on verses 15-16. “15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers”.
Could Paul write these words about us at RG? Are we sharing our faith in our Lord Jesus? How are we doing at loving ALL God’s people? Are we thanking Him for one another and remembering to pray for one another? Let’s make this our prayer for today and the coming week…faith, love, thanks and prayers at RG.
Ponder deeply the words of this simple song: https://youtu.be/jgnXHVsSXX0
Dear RG family…..today we proclaim the name “Children of LIGHT”….. God is the Father of lights (James 1:17) and Jesus IS the light (John 12:46). And we become children of light when we believe and receive Jesus as our saviour, our Lord and the ONLY way to become part of Gods’ eternal family.
Have you wondered what light really is? A very simple explanation ((wikkipedia) : ”Light is a type of energy. It is a form of electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength which can be detected by the human eye. It shows properties of both waves and particles. Light exists in tiny energy packets called photons. Each wave has a wavelength or frequency. The human eye sees each wavelength as a different color. Rainbows show the entire spectrum of visible light….Our eyes react to light; when we see something we see the light it reflects, or the light it emits. For example, a lamp gives off light, and everything else in the same room as the lamp reflects its light.”
I find this fascinating…..and ask myself….Am I allowing the energy (life ) of God to be seen in me? Can others detect His presence in me? Do I live as a “tiny energy packet” of God’s greatness? And each of us is created with a different wavelength/frequency: unique and bringing color to the world. Together we can reflect a full spectrum of who God is. And most important, are we looking to Him, the lamp and the source of light so that we can reflect His light? Amazing……what an incredible identity we have in Him. Ponder and meditate on your own life…..are you walking as a child of light or are there areas in your life that are dark. Talk to Him about this today……
Let There be Light Hillsong https://youtu.be/Q7JsK50NGaA