Reveal yourself through me
“Show me a sign of your favour, that those who hate me see and be put to shame because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me” (Psalm 86:17)
To be a Christian is not only to have our personal prayers answered, but also to make a statement to the whole world. While prayer begins with us for our situations and circumstances, it should extend to a prayer for God to reveal himself through us so that the world may see and enjoy him. Yes, we must first come to God and pray for his listening ear, joy, strength and all the other good things but move prayer outside of ourselves and into what God desires. We must pray for our light to shine through all the world.
The world is watching us Christians: we should respond by wanting our faith and our whole life to mean something to the watching world. We want unbelievers and sometimes believers to know that our God is the one and only God, to come to him and be saved.
Let us transform our prayers from asking God to do for us into a desire for him to do in us something dramatic that moves the hearts and minds of others. It is important to move beyond our selves and into the world, something that can only be done when God works through us.
Thank you for staying tuned in and praying with me this week. I pray this series stays with each of us for this week, this month, this year, forever.
P.S If anyone has any prayer requests please make them known via comments or email and I’d be pleased to make my requests for you known.