Plea for Grace

Morning Prayer and Challenge

Posted on: October 13, 2010

2 Thessalonians 1:11″. . .we constantly pray for you, that our God may deem and count you worthy of [your] calling and [His] every gracious purpose of goodness, and with power may complete in [your] every particular work of faith (faith which is that leaning of the whole human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness).

    12Thus may the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified and become more glorious through and in you, and may you [also be glorified] in Him according to the grace (favor and blessing) of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”(Amplified Bible)

Wow. Not flowery language, but profound, none the less. This was Paul’s prayer for the believers in Thessalonika, and it should be our prayer for each other, and for ourselves.

“we constantly pray. . .” continual action. Not neglecting prayer because I am too busy, or giving up because I don’t see the answer right away. Endurance. Perseverance.

God counts us worthy. God is the source of power and strength. We accomplish nothing in and of ourselves. It’s God’s mercy, grace, and goodness that allows us to do anything.

I love this definition of faith —which is that leaning of the whole human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness.  God is the source and the power for accomplishing His mission in this world. My response is complete trust and confidence in Him.

The result — Jesus Christ is glorified. Not any works of righteousness that I have done, but His mercy displayed (Titus wrote that). Letting my light shine before men that they will see my good works and glorify the Father in heaven (Jesus said that).

God has a purpose for me. He intends that His purpose will be fulfilled. And it will be, by His power. By His mercy and grace. For His glory. Amen.

This I prayed for you today. I prayed this for me today.

Remembering you “constantly”

bev

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