Prayer is our Breath of Life II

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
The major conflict in the believer’s life is to maintain an unbroken attitude of reliance upon the Spirit.  Only in that way can the Spirit possess and vitalize every human faculty, emotion and choice.  We cannot meet tomorrow’s issues today.  To walk is to take after another and this demands a constant appropriation of the power of God.  That is spirituality.  That is the Spirit-filled life – the unhindered manifestation of the indwelling Spirit.   Lewis Sperry Chafer

Pray about It:  One goal of prayer is to aid in maintaining our reliance on the Spirit.  As we walk one step at a time, so we need to learn to lean on God one hour at a time.

Remind God today that He has promised His Spirit is will be in us forever – and that includes today.  And then, throughout the day, keep in step with Him.

Where there is much prayer, there will be much of the Spirit.  Where there is much of the Spirit there will be everlasting prayer.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom.  Psalm 145:3
Little do we know how we wrong ourselves by shutting out of our prayers the praises of God or allowing them so narrow a room as we usually do.  Let praises have a larger place in your duties.  Consider the excellence and goodness of the Lord as often as you do your needs, your unworthiness and the mercies that Go has given you.  Richard Baxter

Pray About It: Today isn’t a day for asking.  God knows what you need.  Right now, take a few minutes and simply offer praise to Him for who He is, not for what he does for you.

At first it may seem difficult not to start asking God to do this or that, but resist the urge for today.  Stay on course and confine your words to those of praise and worship.  Throughout the day, every time you find yourself asking God for something, stop and turn the request into praise instead.  You may be surprised at the results.

Jehovah, the one God, should be the one object of adoration.  To give the least particle of His honour to another is shameful treason; to refuse to render it to Him is heartless robbery.  Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Source: Culled from SALM’s article in the Spectator newspaper.

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