“Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died- more than that, who was raised to life- is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”-Romans 8:34
In Chapter 13 (“Praying Scripture”) of Moving Mountains, John Eldredge begins by stating it is a source of great comfort that Jesus is interceding for us. John imagines what it would be like to know what Jesus is praying over your life right now- and that you could agree in prayer with the Son of God! Talk about some serious firepower to your prayers!
Mr. Eldredge understands our need to pray for things like guidance or a job, yet he offers this assurance:
“Whatever else your need, if you have the intimacy and the actual union of being with the Father that Jesus had, you are going to be in a wonderful place, and you will be far better positioned to sort out all these other things. . . . praying the Scriptures . . . [gives] me assurance that I am praying right in the center of God’s will, which fills my prayers with confidence.”
As you read through the Scriptures and a passage grabs you for yourself or another person, John encourages you to pray it!
The author concludes with a caveat not to seize upon random Scriptures as God’s personal promises to us. There is a distinct difference between a principle and a promise. God’s Word does not consist of a random grab bag of passages.
Today’s question: How do you imagine that Jesus is interceding for you right now? Please share.
Coming Monday: the new Short Meditation, “Wash me in mercy”
Tomorrow’s blog: “Blessing and cursing”