The Most Significant Days We Are Called To Live

But He knows the way that I take; when He has tried me, I shall come out as gold. Job 23:10
If Job could have known as he sat there in the ashes, bruising his heart on this problem of Providence—that in the trouble that had come upon him he was doing what one man may do to work out the problem for the world, he might again have taken courage. No man lives to himself. Job’s life is but your life and mine written in larger text….So, then, though we may not know what trials wait on any of us, we can believe that, as the days in which Job wrestled with his dark maladies are the only days that make him worth remembrance, and but for which his name had never been written in the book of life, so the days through which we struggle, finding no way, but never losing the light, will be the most significant we are called to live. —Robert Collyer
Excerpt from Streams In The Desert, by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman, May 25 entry. Note that the May 25 entry contains multiple selections from various authors related to the same theme. The focal verse is 2 Timothy 2:10. However, PAGA chose a different focal verse to use with the selection above.




Heavenly Father,

“You are great, O LORD God. For there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears” (2 Samuel 7:22). To You God, to You alone, belongs all glory.

Thank You for the Book of Job. According to Your Own testimony, “there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil” (Job 1:8).  But what we most know is his intense suffering, as Dr. Collyer writes, “the only days worth his remembrance; for which his name [was] written in the book of life.”

Father, like Job, some Christians are suffering from great loss, and some from afflictions of all degrees, transient things that are seen (2 Corinthians 4:18). But many of us suffer from the unseen, eternal things too. We suffer from knowing we have been part of the deteriorating state of Christianity, our lack of boldness and confidence that has led to weakness and conformity to the world. We confess on behalf of all the church of having it easy for too long, of growing fat and sleek. Our complacency has damaged our confidence—our confidence in “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3); and “the Gospel, the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).

Out in the evil world we confess being afraid to call sin “sin”, afraid to stand up for our beliefs and values, ignorant of defending the faith, afraid to “offend”, and most absurd of all, afraid to talk about politics.

In the deep darkness of our nation, headed up by pure evil entities (2024), there are Christians who think “I don’t need to get involved in politics. I live in this world, not of this world” (proof text of John 15:19). God, open their eyes that they may see. Tell me what I can do to open their eyes. Send leaders who preach a fiery Gospel to wake them up. The freedom to worship, assemble, speak, have a thought, are all on the brink.

Lord, our confidence seems to be so wrecked that wokeness and fear of being criticized have bulldozed over us. What is this? Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33). We are more than conquerors through Christ Who loved us (Romans 8:37). The Holy Spirit has poured His love into our hearts (Romans 5:5). Holy Father, grant us grace and an obedient heart to love people like You do, to tell them the truth, and to be a living proof and witness of Who You are and what You can do—unashamedly.

Jesus indeed said we are not of this world; “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (John 15:19). Our citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). But He sends us into the world.

I have given them Your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
I do not ask that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the evil one.
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
As You sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.  John 17:14-18

We pray for the love of God and Christ to fill the hearts of Your people, and for the power of the Holy Spirit to come down and accomplish Your work in this sinful world. Grant us bravery and courage to speak truth in the Name of Jesus. Even if that means calling out sin, darkness, and the pure evil of politicians and political parties.

Jesus, the only way to overcome the darkness of this world, is by light, Your light. You are the light of the world (John 8:12). May our prayers be rendered powerful to gain the victory over the powers of this world and the powers of darkness. This can only happen by the manifested presence of You, Lord, in the midst of Your people and in the power of Your Spirit. Nothing except the supernatural. almighty intervention of You Jesus, will rouse Your people for this great battle against evil. Rouse us. And restore our confidence and boldness.

In surrender to Your Lordship, we yield our whole hearts to the leading of the Spirit, that our intercessory prayers may link the world to Your throne.  May our intercession, offered in faith, bring glory to You, joy to our own souls, and blessing to the perishing world around us.

After Job’s intercessory prayer on behalf of his friends, You restored what satan had taken from him (Job 42:10). In Christ, our hope of glory, we will not be ashamed for any suffering. For we know Whom we have believed, and we are convinced that You are able to guard until that day what we have entrusted to You Lord Jesus (2 Timothy 1:12).

Bless the church. Increase the number and the power of intercessory prayer warriors who daily intercede for the power of Your love and Spirit to be revealed to all of Your people. Let us see a Great Awakening.

Father God, display Your mighty power on behalf of Your people!

Help us daily devote our hearts’ strength to the interests of Christ’s kingdom and to the earnest prayers that can bring down Your blessings to earth. These will indeed become the most significant days that we are called to live.


In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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