Sometimes ago, I read something from Andrew Murray that challenged me to give earnest heed to why I can never settle for a shallow prayer time with God.
He said, “It must be because I live too little in the Spirit that my prayer is to little in the Spirit.”
The “Must” Command for those Who Pray
There is a “Must” command that Jesus gave as the perquisite to meet the expectations of God about prayer.
“I used to think before that once I feel good after praying, I must have really prayed”
But after the Lord called my attention to John 4:24, I discovered that prayer as a form of worship to God “Must” be engaged in the spirit. It’s not about how I feel, but about whether it connects.
You must Pray in Spirit
We don’t connect with God through our feelings. In fact, most of us have been conditioned to rate the forcefulness and the quality of our prayers by the high sensations we experience personally and in our corporate meetings.
Sensationalism is not Prayer, Spirituality is.
True praying flows from the spirit. And this is how we must set ourselves up for effective praying, both in personal and corporate worship. True worshippers are those who understand the spirituality of prayer for engaging God who is a Spirit.
Live and Walk More in the Spirit
The instruction of the Spirit here to us now is the necessity laid on us to live more in the Spirit so that our prayer can be much in the Spirit and not sensations.
We will begin to experience outpouring of the Spirit, the living power of God with great revival in our lives, nations and the Church by responding to God’s expectations in our prayer lives.
Lord! Deepen our lives in the Spirit.
“Our lives must be as holy as our prayers.”
“And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down…Then the fire of the Lord fell…” (1 Kings 18:30,38).
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