'Jesus only did what He saw His Father doing (John 5:19). Likewise, we should only do what we see our Lord doing, and what He is doing-"He ever liveth to make intercession" (Hebrews 7:25). We make a grave mistake by labeling some Christians as intercessors. This tends to imply that the rest of us are relieved of the responsibility-NOT SO! All of us are to do what we see our Lord doing-praying for others'. (Quoting Lee Thomas)
What a humbling thought. I never thought about it that way. Sure I'd pray that so and so would come to know the Lord, but never really thought that my prayer could make a difference. I'm looking forward to what these 40 days will bring. Maybe a little nervous that He'll put someone in my path that needs to know Him. I say nervous because I've never led anyone else to Christ and wonder if I'd know what to say! But I know if He wills me to speak to someone and He has opened their heart to receive His word that He'll give me the right thing to say.
Isn't that the reason that I am here in the first place? Well, besides to glorify Him. But in leading others into His kingdom I am glorifying Him in one of the greatest ways possible! I'll let you know what other insights I gain when I finish reading the book. And you know I'll be sure to share what the outcome of the 40 days of prayer are for myself as well as our church family!