In a previous devotional, I asked, “What gives you the right to pray?” It is not only your calling in creation, but also your redemption in Christ that gives you this right. This is a solid truth that dispels doubt, fear, uncertainty, and timidity in regard to prayer.
Because of Christ, you can have a relationship of love with God the Father, the certainty of your redemption, an understanding of your calling and authority in Christ, and a clear idea of God’s purpose for your life. God wants you to live confidently in the authority He has given you. Christ says, I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. (Matthew 18:18–19) Do you want God to bring about His purposes for your life and for our fallen world?
Invite Him to do so through prayer.
From Genesis to Revelation, God always found a human being to help Him accomplish His purposes. He comes to you now and asks, in effect, “Are you willing? Will you help Me fulfill My purposes for your life and for the earth? Or are you content to live an unfulfilled existence and to let the influences of sin and Satan encroach upon your world? ‘Who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?’ (Jeremiah 30:21).”
Father, I pray that my desire to be close to You will increase. Help me to live in oneness with You and Your purposes, through the Spirit of Christ. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: “Who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?”
Reading: Exodus 21–22; Matthew 19
-Daily Power and Prayer Devotional