2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
3 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. 2 And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 4 We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.
How often do you pray for those you mentor and those who mentored you? Paul is not ashamed to ask here for prayer and he obviously has a heart for the Thessalonians. I am challenged to be more committed to praying for both those who have impacted my life, and those with who I am leading and mentoring.
It’s usually pretty easy to figure who has impacted your faith and life. But are you aware of who maybe following you? We might not be like Paul living the missionary life and planting churches, but everyone will know people whose lives are influenced and impacted by their own life. Paul was confident that his time with the Thessalonians was well spent. Am I as confident of the investment I am making into the lives of those around me? When we pray for each other we share in building up each other’s faith. It’s an investment we can all make.
Heavenly Father thank you for those who have invested in my life and my faith. May they be blessed in the work you continue to call them to and may their own faith continue to grow. Help me Lord to live my life as a good example of your love, may I reflect you to those around me. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.
Written by Christine Knight