Hey, I think this is the 2ooth daily post today. That’s pretty incredible! I hope you are still finding as much encouragement reading this, as I am writing it. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts and encouraging words back to me!
To get this week started off correctly maybe we should remember that our Savior and leader, the Son of God, Jesus Christ prayed for us before he left this world. And he didn’t just say I’ll pray for you, or “Lord, remember them”. He was very explicit in his words and they show his love for us and the desire of this hearts for us.
20-23I’m praying not only for them
But also for those who will believe in me
Because of them and their witness about me.
The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind—
Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
So they might be one heart and mind with us.
Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me.
The same glory you gave me, I gave them,
So they’ll be as unified and together as we are—
I in them and you in me.
Then they’ll be mature in this oneness,
And give the godless world evidence
That you’ve sent me and loved them
In the same way you’ve loved me. (John 17, MSG)
And what is so cool is that earlier in the prayer as he is prayer for his disciples, he added this:
Holy Father, guard them as they pursue this life…
I’m saying these things in the world’s hearing
So my people can experience
My joy completed in them.
I’m not asking that you take them out of the world
But that you guard them from the Evil One.
They are no more defined by the world
Than I am defined by the world.
Make them holy—consecrated—with the truth;
Wow, What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 (New International Version)) Live boldly for him today, and let others experience the love that you have experienced.