For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:15-17 (NIV)
Do you want to come to know me better? Do you want to come to know me intimately? Do you want others to come to know and love and follow and serve me? Yes, I want both myself and others to come to know and love and follow and serve you. I want to know you better. I want to know you more intimately. Nothing less for myself and for others is my hope and dream and desire. That is very good.
How do you suppose you and others will come to know and love and follow and serve me? How do you suppose you will come to know me intimately? What will you do if you want yourself and others to come to know me better? I will meet with you in prayer. I will pray consistent and persistent prayers for others. I will not quit. I will not give up. I will not relent. I will keep on praying the prayers that you give me to pray. That will be very good.
What else will you do as you consistently and persistently pray for others? I will receive your instruction. I will follow your guidance. I will go where you guide me. I will do what you ask of me. I will love others just as you have loved me. I will give like you gave. I will serve like you served. I will follow your example. I will live the life that you lived. I will allow you to use me as your witness in the darkness of this world. I will allow you to make me to shine for you like a star in the universe. I will allow you to use me to spread the fragrance and knowledge of you everywhere. Then you will come to know me intimately. Then others will come to know and love and follow and serve me because they will see my life being lived out in and through you. I will make you able to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. I welcome your work in and through me. That is very good. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I want to come to know you more intimately. I want others to come to know, love, follow and serve you as well. I am sure that both I and others will come to know you better as I am consistent and persistent in my prayers for them. I will keep on praying. Amen
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