I have wrtten about Epaphras before, but I believe we can learn alot by his example.
He is only mentioned 4 times, in the Word, 3 of which are in Colossians. We find Paul singing his praise, so he must have had something on the ball.
Paul called him a fellow servant; a love, or bond slave of Jesus. Who spoke of the church of the Colossians as having a love of the Spirit.
Who was Epaphras?
“our dear fellowservant,”
“who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;”
“Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.”
Epaphras: “saluteth you,”
“always labouring fervently for you in prayers,”
“For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you,”
This causes Paul and those with him to pray for the church. (Colossians 1). For this cause…..Why? Because Epaphras:
“he hath a great zeal for you.”
If we could only pray this simple prayer one for another…the Church would grow strong again in the Power of our Lord.
“that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”
Few words, such power…stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
A simple prayer, that will change the course of peoples lives. To find and be in Gods perfect will….
Lord, please help me….
I pray that “you will stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”