Monday, September 22, 2014
Memorization Monday - Colossians 1:9-10
Some of us are memorizing the book of Colossians. Here are the two verses for this week.
“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; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” (Colossians 1:9–10, NKJV)
One of the things we notice about New Testament prayers is that they are mostly focused on spiritual requests. Most of us focus on our needs for health, safety and wisdom. These are always worthwhile things to pray about since God wants us to come to him as our heavenly father and share our needs with him. But he is primarily focused on that which is good for us spiritually. His focus is on the advancement of his will and kingdom and therefore he tells us to seek first the kingdom of God and everything else will take care of itself (See Matthew 6:33).
So in these verses we see Paul praying that people will be filled with the knowledge of God's will and that they would walk worthy of the Lord and that they would be fully pleasing to him. These are the kinds of requests that need to be the focus of our prayer life.