365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book I wrote that is available in print by contacting me at 843-338-2219 or via lara@GoodNews.love. Blessings #213-219
“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;” Colossians 1:9
The apostle Paul and Timothy communicating to the believers in Christ in Colosse share with them – and with us all these years later! – that they have prayed to the Lord to fill them with knowledge of His will for them. They pray for God to give them wisdom and to understand spiritually what the Lord reveals to them in the way of His will.
Friend, imagine if we prayed that same prayer now for fellow believers in Jesus and for ourselves. And well we should, shouldn’t we? After all, Jesus Christ is LORD. And we SHOULD know the Lord’s will for us so we can FULFILL the Lord’s will for us! The blessing in this? How about the blessing-s? Yes, multiple blessings. Oh, the Lord’s blessings just go on and on, don’t they?
First, that we can pray for one another and ourselves. Second, that the Lord hears our prayers. Third, He answers our prayers. Fourth, He wants us to know His will for us so we can pursue the fulfillment of His will. Fifth, He will make known to us His will for us in whatever way He desires. We simply need to seek Him and hear Him – and then obey Him!
Sixth, He will give us wisdom – and, yes, “spiritual understanding.” The Lord will not leave us in the dark concerning His will for our lives. Sure, we might need to wait patiently for His reply. But we most assuredly can – and should – seek Him and His will for us so we can live in love for and obedience to Him!
That’s six more blessings, friend! Oh, praise the Lord! Blessing after blessing after blessing – and more blessings in the Lord’s Word!