The Abundant Life Blog
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on October 17, 2019 at 9:20 AM|
The bible is full of strategies for getting unstuck and yet as believers being stuck is at epidemic levels. So often we are unable to shake free from patterns of behaviors and troublesome circumstances. Prayer is one of the clearest methods of getting us unstuck. The scriptures are overflowing with prayers that demonstrate how to get unstuck. Here we are going to look at one from Paul's letter to the church at Thessalonica. In the first chapter of his second letter, Paul explains that he has been praying for them...
"...that our God may make you worthy of His calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power so that the name of our Lord Jesus would be glorified in you and you in Him according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ."
Is that beautiful or what? Not only do we want to be worthy of the work that God calls us to do, we want our efforts to be in His will and blessed by Him. When we look at this passage in context, we see that the calling of God is mentioned in the previous verse. God is calling us to salvation and specifically to be able to see Jesus in His glory at His return. Then Paul turns our attention back to why the work is important -- so that Jesus will be glorified. We then get to be glorified, but only in Him and only according to His grace.
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 is great prayer for getting us unstuck. It is a prayer that we would be living life the way we need to be living life.
Categories: Chain Breaking