Weekly Theme – Praying for love of the Word of God
Day 1 – Pray That We See Scripture As God’s Love Letter To Us
Scripture – Colossians 3:12-17
General Napoleon Bonaparte was known for his military prowess, the large empire that he built and….his ability to pen deeply romantic love letters to his beloved Joséphine. He revealed his heart on paper and many people may be surprised to learn of this side of the great general. In fact, if you do a google search of famous love-letters, you will be enlightened with some big names in history who ventured down this same road as Napoleon.
I would argue that every list of famous love letters is missing the greatest one of all; the love letter from God to each and every one of us. The Bible, the Word of God, the Scriptures…those precious Words found in the 66 books of the Old and New Testament, bound in leather that you hold in your hand; that my friend, is the greatest love letter to grace this earth. And you are the recipient of it. Let that sink for a moment and resonate with you. God loves you so much that He made His Word and plan of salvation known to you.
Colossians 3:16 tells us, ‘Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.’ As we cherish the Word of God and treat it like a love-letter, reading it repeatedly, digesting it and letting it change us, then we find ourselves experiencing the very life that Jesus desires for us.
Themes to pray over today
- Pray that you see the Bible as God wanting you to know just how much He loves you
- Ask the Holy Spirit to move you to a place of craving Scripture
- Pray that each person of Hope Fellowship would have a passion for the Word of God
A Prayer for us all
I will sing to the Lord a holy song, for He is good and gracious and has lifted me up and arrayed me in His own righteousness and His banner over me is love – Loving Father, to You be all praise and glory my God and my Saviour, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
How would describe the Bible to someone who have never heard of it? What words or phrases would you use?