What Kind of Trail?

Driving west out of Idaho into Oregon, the interstate generally follows the old Oregon Trail route. Oregon does a great job of marking the old trail by placing white posts about every quarter mile. It is fun to follow it along as you drive the interstate.

What is amazing about the trail is that even after over 150 years since its use, it is still visible – the grass is a different color, ruts still run deep, and hardly any sage brush grows in its path – even without the trail marker stakes, you can usually tell where the trail is! Christians take a path in this life that is different than the world. Can others tell where we’ve been? Has the life of Jesus “fertilized” our path so that we leave a trail behind – one that lasts well beyond our lifetimes?

Colossians 1:9-10

“For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge if His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”

That’s why we have not stopped praying for you. We have been praying for you since the day we heard about you. What a wonderful promise from one dear friend to another who are connected to Christ!

We keep asking God to fill you up with the knowledge of what He wants. We pray He will give you the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. Then you will be able to lead a life that is worthy of the Lord. We pray that you will please Him in every way. So that you bear fruit in every good thing you do. We pray that you will grow to know God better.

“Dear amazing God, thank you for the opportunity to pray for family and friends. I ask You to fill them with Your Spirit and with the knowledge of what You want. I pray that in everything they do, that it may please You in every way. I pray that they may bear good fruit and grow to know You better. And finally, I pray that by their fruit, You may use them to bring many others to know You better as well. In the powerful name of Jesus I come before You.  AMEN.”


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