A Little Sermon … Within a Sermon

This summer our pastors are teaching a series on Living With The End In Mind.  A sermon series with our bookmarks pitched in First and Second Thessalonians.

Yesterday morning we flipped through passages, all concerning our daily manner of living.  A manner of living that is, specifically, worthy of the Lord.

A manner of living that is fully pleasing to a Living God.  (click above and listen if you have time – such great stuff.)

As I sat in my seat, flipping along with the church body through references, the Lord spoke to me separately.

About something a little different.

A little sermon within a sermon.

A word from the Lord…about my little boys.

“Turn with me to Colossians 1:9-10,” my pastor said.

And so from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, adding that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.  

Pray this over your boys, He said.

He being the Lord.  Not my pastor.

Mmm.  Yes.  Great idea.

So I wrote myself a little note.

At that my Bestie, who was sitting next to me, leaned in and whispered, “That would be a great one to pray over my kids.”
I smiled and nodded, pointing to my sloppy note.
We grinned in agreement.
(A love a little confirmation.)
I do believe the Lord has given me a Spirit-led passage for some prayer cards.  
Yay. Love that.
Will you take a minute…if even a minute…but a minute to pray this over someone special to you?
Who might that someone be today?  
Lord God, I ask that _____________ would be filled with the knowledge of your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so they will walk in a manner worthy of you, Lord.  That their lives would be fully pleasing to you, bearing fruit in every good work and that they would increase in the knowledge of you.  In Jesus name, Amen.
{And even though I don’t know exactly who all is reading this right now, know that I prayed this over you, too.  ~grin~}
Do you recall a time that the Lord has given you a sermon within a sermon like this?

2 thoughts on “A Little Sermon … Within a Sermon

  1. Thanks for the prayer card reminder. I wrote up a bunch last summer thinking that each day the kids and I would pick one and pray. Well, it lasted for a few days. Time to get them out and get going!

  2. Several times! It's like the pastor has something for all of us, then God has something else for me. I love that the Holy Spirit speaks to us like that, if we'll just tune in!

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