Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Prayer for Faith Alive
This week we're getting hardwood floors installed on our main floor and everything, including the refrigerator, is stored in the garage. Everything, that is, except my Bible and devotion book. As I sat on a stool (okay, I kept two stools inside as well as my laptop and mug) drinking ginger tea and reading Colossians 1, I decided that these verses are my prayer today for Faith Alive.
"We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints--the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth...For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." (Colossians 1:3-14 NIV)