What strikes you the most as you read this?

Week beginning: 19th February, 2017 | By Tom Cordrey | London

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."

Galatians 6:7-10 (NIV)

Take a moment to pray that God will speak to you from this passage in the context of your role in the legal profession. Now re-read the scripture. Which section hits home:

1. That God cannot be mocked;
2. That if we sow to please the flesh we will reap destruction;
3. That if we sow to please the Spirit of God we will reap eternal life;
4. That we must not become weary of doing good;
5. That if we do not give up we will reap a harvest;
6. That we should do good to all people;
7. That we should especially do good to brothers and sisters in Christ.

For my part it is number 5 that strikes me in relation to my work. The Anglican Diocese of London is running Capital Vision 2020, an inspirational call to Christians to be Christ-centred and outward looking. As part of the vision Christians are encouraged to choose seven non-Christians to pray for: that God would use us to lead them to Christ. On my list of seven is one person I know through work. After adding that person to my list, but before I had got around to praying for them, I had a phone call from them – the first time we had spoken for a year and a half. With no prompting, they asked if I would pray for them. Perhaps we should all have at least one colleague or contact from the legal profession who we pray for regularly.

Prayer points:

1. Start to make a list of people you want to introduce to the gospel, and then pray for them.

2. Pray for those seeking justice in Kenya and all those involved in the trial that is currently taking place relating to the murders of Willie Kimani, the IJM lawyer, and his client Josephat Mwenda and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.