Monday, December 11

Crazy blessed!

Scripture: Philemon, Hebrews 1-4

Philemon 6 My prayer is that our fellowship with you as believers will bring about a deeper understanding of every blessing which we have in our life in union with Christ.

Observation

The Bible is filled with great prayers, and here is another one!  If you ever feel like you don’t know what to pray, just find one of these Bible prayers and pray it.

Paul prays that his fellowship with Philemon (and others in his church) would result in a deeper understanding of every blessing with have in Christ.  We are so blessed in Jesus!  Paul wrote to the Ephesians that in Christ, we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing.  He goes on to name some of them: we are chosen, loved, adopted, redeemed, forgiven, predestined and lavished with God’s grace (to name a few)!  We are crazy blessed!

I was struck again by the scope of God’s mercy and forgiveness in Hebrews 1:3.  “After achieving forgiveness for the sins of all human beings, he sat down in heaven at the right-hand side of God, the Supreme Power.”  Jesus paid it all!  He achieved forgiveness for the sins of all human beings—all our sins.  Our sin was great, His grace was greater.  Having a deep understanding of this blessing in Christ should make me liberal in my forgiveness of others.  And this is just one of many blessings in Christ!  We are crazy blessed!

I think this prayer indicates that one of the results of our being together is that we should have a deeper understanding and appreciation of our blessings in Christ.

Application

What would happen if when we got together, we prayed this and then we consciously tried to remember and celebrate God’s blessings in Christ?  How could we make our fellowship answer this prayer?

This week, when I’m with other believers, I will celebrate with them the blessings we have in Christ.

Prayer: My prayer is that our fellowship with you as believers will bring about a deeper understanding of every blessing which we have in our life in union with Christ.