I am so ready to pray with you today and bring 2 Timothy 4:5 * for your consideration. God showed me this verse three years ago and has prompted me to pray it over myself every week since. It’s deeply personal, but I feel compelled to share it with you now.
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
Paul included this instruction in a letter to his friend and fellow missionary Peter. But it became God’s call on my life during a very difficult season. I had no idea then the greater difficulties to come, but still feel God challenging me through this passage today. And so I pray:
I’m learning in this journey that sometimes, God wants me to camp out on a passage for a while. In this case, years. Maybe someday I’ll get it. But until then God’s Word is there for me to fall into. I’m so grateful.
Don’t forget to replace the pronouns with the appropriate ones for the person (or yourself) that you are praying for.
Praying for you in this. And don’t forget to share this on social media or with a friend who could benefit. It would mean so much to me. And if you don’t want to miss a Praying God’s Word Wednesday, subscribe over on the right hand side of this page.
* Passage from the NASB1995 version.