Encouraging One Another in Who We Are in Christ
“We are significant players in each other’s gospel narrative, and it is in relationship with one another that we experience the fullness of God in Christ.” by Milton Vincent
Implicit throughout the New Testament is the encouragement and support of other believers in our walk with the Lord. The Apostle Paul seemed to always be praying for others. And he really prayed! None of this, “Praying for you, bro” from across the room. He earnestly prayed for them. In Ephesians 1, he prayed that his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ at Ephesus would, “...know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe.” - Ephesians 1:18-19
Paul knew that praying for one another was a source of encouragement, and even a contribution into our relationship with Jesus. What a privilege! And we all need to know more of what we already know! How can you earnestly pray for someone today? Will you tell them, text them, or some other social media them? Your prayers may be more timely than you realize! We really are significant players in each other’s gospel narrative!