Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. [Colossians 4:12]
“…that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God”
This is one thing we should learn to lift up in prayer for ourselves and others. For there is a high calling in Christ to which we are called and to which we must endeavor to “live up to the fullness thereof”. For the Father has called us to share in the glory of the Son (II Thessalonians 2:14). We must see this Truth. We must awaken to this Truth.
We must labor fervently in prayer and the Word to build up ourselves and help build up others in the Lord. I have come to know that until a child of God truly sees what this high calling in Christ is, he runs the chance of not pursuing the heavenly vision and settling for a position beneath his birthright. This ought not to be so.
Therefore, those of us who have seen and awakened ought also to pursue our sleeping brethren and jolt them up from slumber. We must labor fervently in prayer till Christ be formed in them (Galatians 4:19); that they may see…that they may be stirred with zeal…to live up to the fullness of this High Calling…to stand complete and perfect in all the will of God!
His Grace, Wisdom and Strength is stronger!