Father in prayer please pour into our spirits the fresh soft flow of God’s rest to soothe our souls. Often the cares of life overcome us, so we forget who our source is and forget to trust you. Let us wait in prayer allowing you to pour out your rich inheritance upon us. Taking more time to meditate on the sweet name of Jesus so our hearts will be opened to the truth. We want to allow God through prayer to pour into our hearts His love in overflowing abundance so that we many share this overflowing cup with others. We are thankful that we can now participate in the Kingdom of God as citizens and not wait until we die. Rejoice children of God for today is the age of abounding grace. Miraculously we now want to share this truth out of the rivers of grace that pour abundantly into our heart. We now speak into the heart of the lost with a cup of cold water from the river of life.
“ By this we come to know — progressively to recognize,
to perceive, to understand the [essential] love:
that He laid down His [own] life for us;
and we ought to lay [our] lives down
for [those who are our] brothers [in Him].”
I John 3:16 AMP
This is a challenging scripture for those living in the flesh because we find it hard to lay our lives down for fellow Christians. Think of all the Christians you know and in your own strength can you give up your will and focus on their lives? The key to this is praying to progressively grow in your understanding of Jesus love for you. As we comprehend this new position in Christ through salvation, we are filled with a God kind of love. Through this mercy, we are transformed so we can lovingly be merciful to others. The closer we get to God the more we will realize that Christian love is not just smiling and giving money at church. In fellowship we start to be aware of other’s needs, then the Lord leads us to give of ourselves to others. Another way to love others is by serious intercessory prayer where we sacrifice time to stand in the gap by the authority of Jesus name. This newfound compassion is the miraculous result of a rich two-way conversation with our Father. Intercessors should wait upon the Lord for His leading and then pray with resurrection authority according to God’s will. The newfound ability to approach the throne with full access to wisdom allows us to carry this truth with authority into a darkened world. This ministry of reconciliation is the greatest gift we will ever be given in this lifetime.