“And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…” -Eph. 4:19-20
Asking God to do More in us and through us is the same as us asking God to fill us up with the fullness of himself. That is where More comes from. It comes from the God of More giving us himself. We know that being filled up with the fullness of God comes from a desire for God. We feed this desire in at least two ways: Scripture and Prayer. Two weeks ago, we specified the importance of God’s word in our life and challenged you to commit to spending more time in God’s Word than ever before. This week we are challenging you to commit to a life of deep, continual prayer. A life where we are constantly aware of our need for God and the presence of God in our lives. We want hearts to be fixated on God continually calling out to Him. With that in mind, we are asking you to pray three specific prayers for 2016. We believe these prayers will change your life.
Lord, help me to…
1. See you for who you are. We want a clear, Biblical understanding of who God is. Not the God that we want, but the God who is. We want to know the whole counsel of God. God help us to see you for who you are.
2. See me as you see me. We want to find our identity in Christ. Not in people, posses sions, or anything else in the world. We want to understand that we are loved, chosen, forgiven and cleansed by God. God helps us to see ourselves clearly through your eyes.
3. See others the way that you see them. We don’t want to view people as objects or obstacles. We want to look on others with grace and compassion as Jesus does us.Give us your heart and eyes, Father.
I am asking you to join me in committing to be a people of prayer. A people who continually seek after and cry out to God in communion through prayer. If you want God to do More, we must seek more of God through prayer.
For His glory and your joy,