Because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.  Hebrews 7:24-25

         Ever wonder what Jesus has doing since He ascended from earth?  I do.  “Running the world,” is assumed.  But it is surprising to discover that Jesus spends his time praying for me.  What’s He praying for?  The same things I pray for when I talk to God about my own children.  When they’re hurting, I’m consumed.  When they’re angry, I can often take up their cause.  When they’re soaring, I dance!  When their faith is fragile, I hit my knees, defend God, and share scriptures.  Jesus does all of this and more for me and for you.

         Jesus revealed to Peter that Satan had demanded permission to sift him like wheat.  Jesus, because of Peter’s devotion to Him, did not leave him alone to face the attack unsupported.  He helped him by earnestly praying for him.

          Jesus’ role as personal intercessor is pretty mind blowing  As His child, I know that He ‘lives to intercede’ for me.  Right now, because He has knowledge of the future, He is praying for me.  Today, He knows how I will be tempted.  He sees the ones who will set out to discourage me.  He is able to see the threats on all sides, both internally and externally.  He hears the rumblings of hell, the whispers of plots against me.  I am moved beyond words to tell you how I feel about such a faithful Friend in prayer.  He is not going to leave me alone to fend for myself.

         As a woman, I can often feel like the one who nurtures everyone else.  Women are great caregivers, the ones who establish the emotional climate of the home and even the church.  Oftentimes, it’s easy to feel that there are few to look after our welfare.  Not true.  Jesus, our greatest advocate and mediator, is praying round the clock for every single thing that concerns us.

I live with the security of Your protective presence.  If I could have eyes to see in the spiritual world, I would see You see You talking to our Father about me.  I’m living with the picture today.   In Jesus’ name, Amen

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