I’ll have to admit that the word “intercession” brings a small amount of trepidation to me. For so long, I placed so much awe and wonder over the word. I suppose because I felt that there is so much responsibility attached to it. Maybe it is all in my thinking but I was afraid to be called an intercessor. I thought that it meant you were a champion prayer warrior that fasted so often that you looked emaciated and prayed 24/7. I felt I never could fill those shoes, so I didn’t want to even try to put them on.
As I began to ponder over intercession and what it actually means, I realized that it is something I do all the time. Each of you do too—-I will explain ....
“Intervening on behalf on another” that is want interceding is. Many of us do this for our kids, our spouses, our friends, even our jobs require it.
“Oh, let me get that for you, Do you need me to pick something up for you while I’m out?, Can I help you?, need me to tie your shoes, get you a drink, etc etc etc.”
The habit that I am getting in now is —instant prayer.
Just as easily as I get up to get my husband another glass of water, I go to God when I know he needs to hear a word from God. Maybe my friend calls me and says that she is worried about her child and decisions he/she is making —Instantly I go to God in prayer. Prayer doesn’t have to be a long drawn out, King James Version of speech. I can be a quick, direct plea for God to intervene because I have taken the time to intervene (get involved) in the life and needs of my friend.
I realized that I get involved with a lot of things throughout the day is various ways, now I want to make sure that one of those ways is to be involved through prayer—calling out to God on behalf of someone else. Ephesians 4:32 tells us to “bear one another’s burdens”. In doing this, we fulfill God’s law. We are commanded to be involved with others
Don’t get overwhelmed with the term of intercession, just do it. ON BEHALF OF OTHERS
(that’s what Jesus did for us)
Blessings to each of you my dear sisters!