PRAY HIS WILL AND DO WHAT HE SAYS
TO THE BIBLE: John 17:9 AMP
“I am praying for them. I am not praying (requesting) for the world, but for those You have given Me, for they belong to You.”
The scripture above captures part of Jesus’ prayer for His disciples as He rounded off His earthly ministry. He said, “I’m not praying for the world.” How come He wasn’t praying for the world? He knew it wasn’t necessary, because He knew what the Father wanted, and He was about to do it. This is an example for us to follow. Don’t find yourself praying for something for which you already know the Father’s heart.
For example, Hebrews 10:25 says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” This is God’s instruction to His children to not neglect church meetings. Knowing this, it’ll be wrong to pray, “O Lord, please move me to go to church.” That’ll be completely out of place, because He already told you to take such gatherings seriously!
The same goes for soul-winning. It’s pointless for a Christian to say, “Father, make me win souls into your Kingdom.” He already said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). This is His instruction to you; and when He gives you an instruction, the ability to act accordingly comes with it. So, just do what He’s told you, and His glory would be manifested in and through you as you do.
Dear Father, thank you for your Word, which lights up my path and leads me in the way that I should go. The Holy Spirit lives in me, and He guides and instructs me from within, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Romans 16:1-27, Psalms 102-103
Luke 16:13-18, Ruth 3-4
Write two things the Lord has told you to do today.