A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.
The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Power helps our infirmity in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Life ends our deadness in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Wisdom delivers us from ignorance in this holy art of prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Fire delivers us from coldness in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Might comes to our aid in our weakness as we pray.
Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.
God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.
“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.”
We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.
The Habit of Holy Thought Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.—2 Corinthians 10:5 What we think about when we are free to think about what we will— that is what we are or will soon become…….
Generally, We Pray Only As Well As We LiveIf I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. Psalm 66:18 Prayer at its best is the expression of the total life, for all things else being equal, our prayers are only as powerful as our lives. In the long pull, we pray…