“But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail you”. Luke 22:32
These are sobering words we often reflect upon after our failures of sin. While that may sound discouraging; we can know without a doubt that the Spirit of God is,performing His work within us to bring us to,confession afterwards. This is how we know that we are a child of the King. It is also comforting to know that Christ is praying for us daily. Christ understands our struggle; for He struggled with the same temptations while on Earth (Hebrews 4:15).
Faith grows and matures if the believer establishes certain disciplines in their walk of faith. While all the components are placed into the believer at salvation to assist our growth; maintaining that cultivation requires work. Our society has taught us to become dependent upon the things which are tangible; but this is not totally true with respect to faith. Faith is an action based on a proven truth. There are many truths related to man and his Redeemer. The truth is that man has the tendency to perform sinful actions because of his nature (Roman's 3:10-12; 3:23; Jeremiah 17:9). The truth is that God made a way for man to find restoration through the cross of Calvary (John 3:16; 14:6; Romans 5:8; 19; 8:1).
Our verse today is based upon the truth that Christ has been praying for us even before the foundations of the Earth (Ephesians 1:4). Do you accept or remind yourself that Christ is praying for you daily? In light of that reminder, how can you mature today in your walk of faith? These times are challenging for many believers during the Coronavirus epidemic as we wait on the glorious return of our Lord. Remember, our circumstances can change daily; but our Lord remains consistent. He never changes. Grace and peace always.
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