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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In His Word Wednesday: Colossian 1:9-12; Part 5

We often drop to our knees with a petition to God. A lot of the times it's just to roll our burdens upon God. There is much more to prayer than a passionate plea for God to intervene. Paul often spoke intriguing prayers. We find one of them in Colossians 1:9-12:

(9)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;
(10)that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
(11)strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and long suffering with joy;
(12)giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.

In this prayer, Paul covers 7 areas of our lives that needs a daily touch of God. Over the next several weeks, I will discuss each area on my Wednesday "In His Word" post.

If we look at the last part of verse 10, we can see the 5th part we should be praying daily. We should be asking for more knowledge from our awesome, all-knowing God. Paul is praying that we should be "increasing in the knowledge of God." Notice the last words "of God," the knowledge is specific. When we have more knowledge of God, His will for our lives becomes clear.

Watch the video below, remembering the reason for the season. Wishing each of you a wonderfully blessed Christmas. 

1 comment:

Thank you for reading my post. I enjoy hearing your thoughts. Tisha