Romans 5:17 talks about us ‘reigning in life’. That probably sounds like a far cry from the experience of many.
Paul says that the way we reign in life is not by effort or hard work but by receiving – receiving God’s abundant grace and the gift of righteousness.
Take a moment to sit with Jesus (it doesn’t matter whether we feel him or not) and breathe in his presence. It is his gift. Receive him and wait and see the difference it makes as we let him fill us with himself and bring about the change he wants to bring.
Praise be to his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Let’s take every opportunity to call to mind his presence within us today. Not only will that bless us, but every place that we go and person we meet will be touched by him in us.
Ezekiel 46:9 speaks about entering the temple by one gate and leaving by another. In other words times of prayer should change us. What will I take from my prayer time for today? What encouragement, conviction or revelation? Write it down and come back to it throughout the day ahead.