WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
Scripture: Colossians 1:24-29
Colossians 1:24-29 says, “I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.” Jesus is the chief mystery in the New Testament because Christ in us the hope of glory contains the path to maturity. He is the path to maturity and God wills us to participate in growing in His image and walking that path out. That path can be prayed out in the Spirit. It is absolutely essential that we discover it. God has already given us the way to do that. Praying in the Spirit builds us into the vessels capable of walking out that path!