THOUGHT: Pray they will live a life that pleases God.
BIBLE: . . . so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God . . . Colossians 1:10
TRANSCRIPT: Hey, everybody! On the Morning Thrive, we're talking about how to pray for people that will really make an impact. Yesterday we said we need to pray that the person you're praying would know and desire and hunger after the will of God, because really that's the beginning point for God working in their life. So, pray that they would know and desire God's will for their life.
But here's another thing you need to pray for them. Pray that they would live a life that pleases God. Again, back to Colossians 1:10, Paul said, "So that they may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God." In other words, he said, "I prayed that they would know God's will, so that they would live a life that's in God's will."
He said that “they would walk worthy of the Lord.” Now the term walk is a kind of Jewish idiom that means to “live a life that's worthy,” one step at a time, living a life that's worthy of God. Now, in one sense, none of us are worthy of God's grace. None of us earn God's grace. We're not worthy, but we can live a life in such a way that represents Him well. So, are you praying that the people in your life will do that? For example, are you praying, “God, I'm praying that they would please you in every circumstance. I pray they please you in the fruit that they bear in their life. A pray they please you in the decisions that they make in their life. I pray that they would please you in their desire to know you and follow you.”
Are you praying that for your kids, for your family members, or for people in your life? Pray that they would know God's will. Pray that they would live a life that pleases God, not just to please other people and not even to please themselves but to please God. Man! What a powerful way to pray!
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