Locking Arms with Younger & Older Generations-Part Two

In the last post, we saw how Paul locked arms with Timothy so that he could raise up the next leader of the Church. It was by Paul’s commitment to the Gospel of Christ Jesus that he mentored and was a spiritual father to Timothy. This leads me to ask, “What are you doing in your circle of influence to raise up leaders for the Kingdom work ahead?” Are we, like Paul pouring our lives out as an offering to God? Invest yourself in people. If you don’t like people, (I hear that a lot), then pray that the Lord will give you a love for people. This reminds me of a song I heard this morning:

Hosanna:

“I see a generation
Rising up to take the place
With selfless faith, with selfless faith
I see a near revival
Staring as we pray and seek
We’re on our knees, we’re on our knees..”

Then it goes on to say:

“Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity..”

Turn this song into a prayer. Use it to call out to God for a love with selfless faith. Ask the Lord to heal your heart and make it clean. (Romans 12:9-16) Cry out to the Lord to show you how to love like He loves you, breaking your heart for what breaks His… We must be on our knees, for a generation to rise up and take over. We are the body, we alone cannot be the body, there are many parts. (I Corinthians 12:12)

Pray this prayer today, seek His face in how to follow Paul’s pattern of raising up this next generation for the Kingdom work ahead. If you feel led, please comment below on how the Lord is responding to your prayers of leadership. Give a testimony of how you are being used to lock arms generationally! Stay tuned for Part Three…

Eyes open,

Shana

 

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