Love Has No Bounds

First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people.” (1 Timothy 2:1 AMP)

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The other day, God said to me: “My love is expressed when you pray for people.” Great to know, because sometimes I wonder how to love people.

See, God is always on the offensive. And he needs us to align ourselves with his heart. For he seeks people who’ll pray his prayers and release Heaven’s resources to rescue, help, and deliver.

Praying for others is a key unlocking the treasures of heaven. Can you imagine the Holy Spirit walking us into the treasure room, and telling us, “See, all these gifts God has for this person! How about giving him this priceless nugget of truth? How about giving them this robe of joy?” At the end of the tour, he asks, “Now, do you see how much the Father loves him? Loves her?”

Praying for others offers a dual benefit: we stand in the gap and we discover the Father’s heart for that person. I wonder if I get set free when I see his abundant love for that person. You love him that much? Whoa! (Okay, I’ll admit, I’ve danced when I saw how much he loved someone else.)

So, of course, this affects the way we treat them. We see past their walls, their fears, and their doubts, to see them clothed in royal garments of love, power, and authority. They’re more incredible than we thought.

For he’s madly in love with us, and that’s why he fights so hard! His love knows no bounds. Just look at the cross. Here, Jesus died as us. Yet, we deserved to die, not him. Then Jesus gets more extreme– he goes to hell. What further limits could love go? Then he does something even more outrageous — he resurrects as you, and as that person you’re praying for. That’s love.

So, the next time you pray, keep in mind that you’re praying to the person’s Father with unlimited resources. A Father who operates from answered prayer. A Father who sees us all as his priceless treasures.

How about you? What have you discovered when you prayed for others? Please share in Comments below. Thank you!

 

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