"You are a letter from Christ, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God; not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts." 2 Corinthians 3:3
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Jesus, Our Intercessor
Today, I wanted to share Joyce Meyer's daily devotional with you about how Jesus fills the gap that separates us from God.
Somebody's Praying for You by Joyce Meyer - posted September 21, 2011
"I am praying for them." John 17:9
We know that Jesus prays for us. In Luke 22:32, He says to Peter, "I have prayed especially for you." In the verse for today, He says concerning His disciples, "I am praying for them." Also in John 17, He continues and says, "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me," and that means you and me (v. 20 NKJV).
What does an intercessor do? An intercessor prays for others, standing in the gap that exists between God and an individual. We all have a gap between God and ourselves. In other words, we are not as holy as He is, but Jesus is right there, standing in that gap, bringing God and me—or God and you—together so we can have fellowship with Him and He can answer our prayers. Isn't it awesome to know that as long as our hearts are right and as long as we believe in Jesus, He will intercept, make right, and take care of every imperfect thing we do? I want you to imagine Jesus standing before the throne of God on your behalf praying for you. As you do, you will be able to trust that your imperfections are taken care of through His intercession for you.
God's word for you today: Jesus is praying for you.