Last week, I described how we need each other. As the body of Christ, we depend on one another. This week, I want to continue with that thought.
I’m learning the power of intercessory prayer. We should pray for each other. When we pray for someone in the body of Christ, we ask God to work on his or her behalf. It’s encouraging for someone struggling through a situation to know someone else is praying for him or her.
The Bible says, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” (James 5:16 ESV).
One of the most beautiful things about the Church is the opportunity to serve the Lord together. We can’t do it alone. We need each other.
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it” (1 Cor. 12:27 NLT).
Even though we serve God in different ways, we work together. When you do your part, you help “… proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Pet. 2:9 ESV).
As God’s Church, we must realize the importance of working together to reach a lost and dying world. We need each other. Allow me to share an example.
The voice comes from a burning bush—well, it isn’t really burning. But it’s on fire.
“Then the LORD said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites’” (Ex. 3:7-8 ESV).
The Israelites have been under Egyptian bondage for nearly 400 years. But God, seeing the hurt of His people, decides to come down for them.