Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, July 27
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Jude 1:20 ERV "But you, dear friends, use your most holy faith to build yourselves up even stronger. Pray with the help of the Holy Spirit."
PRAYING WITH THE HELP OF THE SPIRIT
Prayer that God answers is one that agrees with His will; what He wants done. So how do we know the will of God? By reading the Bible? It's more than that. It's by the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 says, "But God has shown us these things through the Spirit. The Spirit knows all things. The Spirit even knows the deep secrets of God. It is like this: No one knows the thoughts that another person has. Only the person’s spirit that lives inside knows those thoughts. It is the same with God. No one knows God’s thoughts except God’s Spirit."
Spending very long time praying about what you want and without the help of the Spirit will not produce the desired results! Always seek the help of the Holy Spirit in prayer!
Romans 8:26-27 says, "Also, the Spirit helps us. We are very weak, but the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We don’t know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit himself speaks to God for us. He begs God for us, speaking to him with feelings too deep for words. God already knows our deepest thoughts. And he understands what the Spirit is saying, because the Spirit speaks for his people in the way that agrees with what God wants." Hallelujah!