"So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory. For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith" (Ephesians 3:13-17a, ESV).
Freedom Family, we are on our second to last day of our Dedication. Today, I want to let you know that I have a burden for you. It's not a negative or bad burden; it's a good burden. It's a burden to pray for you!
I feel led from the Lord to encourage you to share this burden. In doing so, I urge you to pray for one another, as Paul did in the passage above. Take some time today to not only pray for yourself and your family, but also pray for some people the Lord directs you to pray for.
This morning I am praying for two of our ladies' health. I am praying for God's healing and comfort for them, their bodies, and also their families. But it doesn't end there; I have a prayer list that I go to each day. Your name is on it. And I bow my knee, just like Paul did, and ask that the Lord would strengthen you in His power through His Spirit! We need His strength to live in His holiness and love.
Please take time to pray for one another. Take time to ask the Lord who He would have you pray for. Then, pray for them! I want to share a quote by E.M. Bounds:
"Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still."
Pray for someone else today. It is for their glory. It is for their strength in the Lord. We pray for others so that Christ may dwell in their (and our) hearts. As we pray for others, the Lord's glory and strength are also increased in us. May we grow in praying for others, and in the glory and strength of our Lord!
-Pastor Tim Escamilla