This month our church has been studying the book of Colossians, and in Colossians 4:12, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.” Don’t miss those words, “…he is always wrestling in prayer for you.” The Apostle Paul was encouraging those Colossians believers not to forget the prayers of their leaders. He was pointing out that the prayer of a pastor was of great benefit to them. In this particular prayer, we are told that Epaphras prayed that they would, “…stand firm in all the will of God and be mature and fully assured.”

That is my prayer for you today- that you would stand firm in the will of God for your life and be mature or grow in your faith. In doing so, you will not only know God’s will for your life, but also be able to share God’s love with those around you.

Think about it…and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D