Friday, September 02, 2011
Month Verse - Part 2
I'm continuing to share some thoughts on 2 Thessalonians 1:11, 12 which is our focus verse for this month.
Part of Paul's prayer for these people is that God would fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power. A person who has truly been redeemed and saved by God has a new nature that consists of new desires and motivations. Such people have the desire to do good and to accomplish good. They may not perfect at it, but they certainly have that desire. What Paul is praying for here is that God would honor that desire and fulfill every (notice the word every) desire for goodness that they might have.
He also included a prayer for the fulfillment of every work of faith in the person's life so that there would be power in those works of faith.
Now I'm thinking to myself how my prayers for people compare to this one. I am usually focused on a lot more physical and immediate needs, not so much the spiritual issues that God is really more concerned about. How about your prayers? Do we need to make some adjustments?