Morning by Morning, March 6 - "Pray in the Holy Spirit"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. I call on Your name and listen for Your voice. You are my Good Shepherd and Your sheep hear Your voice. ...
"But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the love of God; look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life" (Jude 1:20-21).
My faith is built up when I pray in the Holy Spirit. Praying in the Spirit, I embrace the love of God and trust in the mercy of God. I am "strengthened in (my) inner being with power through (Your) Spirit" (Ephesians 3:16).
We need Your Holy Spirit to stir in our human spirits when we pray so that we pray Your heart and Your desires instead of our own. Then You can "give (us) the desires of (our) heart" because our desires become Your desires (Psalm 37:4).
Praying in the Spirit keeps us from praying in the flesh, so that we pray for Your will, not our will, to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Father, that's how I know to only do see what I see You doing and only speak what I hear You saying. "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God" (Romans 8:26-27).
And as I pray in the Holy Spirit, as I allow Your Holy Spirit to pray the heart and will of God through me, my faith is built up. I grow in the security of my identity and the confidence of my destiny, trusting in Your mercy and love for me and for those for whom You lead me to pray. "For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.... When we cry, 'Abba! Father!' it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God" (Romans 8:14-16).
Come, Holy Spirit. Thank You for coming to pray through me now and throughout the moments of my day, building me up in my most holy faith. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My Friend, I pray you will be filled with the Holy Spirit and pray in the Holy Spirit, secure in your identity and confident in your destiny, building yourself up in your most holy faith, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!