“I pray for them.” John 17:9.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; John 17-18.
John 17 is a prayer that Jesus offered to God for us.
Let that sink in: Jesus praying for us.
The Scriptures are full of role model material. Today’s verse is yet another example of it.
I must be in constant contact with God. It must be an “unceasing” relationship.
How often I separate myself from Him and drift away from Him! I know better. I need Him every second.
There are frequent references in the Bible to Jesus taking time to talk to His Father. Jesus wanted to do what His Father wanted. I also want to do what God wants, therefore, I must be in constant contact with Him.
This requires discipline. I like the word “mindful.” My mind must be “full” of Him.
I have family members who are in frequent social media connection with each other. The result is that they know almost everything about each other. I need a similar, ongoing, relationship to God. I need to tell Him what I’m doing, what I’m thinking, and invite His feedback.
My relationship with God is often of the “snail mail” type: It takes days for the other party to know what is going on in my life. Often there is no time for input.
“Lord, I rejoice that You pray for me. You intercede for me before the Father. Thank You. I need that desperately. Help me to follow Your lead and have a direct connection to You that is ongoing. I need You every second! I love You, Lord.”
We must follow the Leader.