Would He Pray the Same For Us?
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Colossians 1: 9- 12 is a prayer the Holy Spirit had Paul to write and tell
those brethren of the things for which he prayed on their behalf. Take a
quick glance at those verses and count the things mentioned. Having
commended them earlier in the chapter, he wants them to be filled with the
knowledge of His will, with wisdom and understanding, walk worthily in
everything, bear good fruit, increase in their knowledge and fellowship
with God, be strengthened, develop patience and joy, and always be
thankful. Possibly I have overlooked something.
But the point of today's thought is that this was what the Holy Spirit wanted for Christians, then. It is what He wants for Christians now.
Saul asked the Lord on the road to Damascus, "What do you want me to do?" Well, here we have several things God wants the Christian to do. It is quite a task and will spiritual effort on our part.