It’s your time to reign over situations. You can’t be praying and still be defeated in life. Christ has given you victory over the devil and all bad situations. Prayer is the way we enforce our God given victory over circumstances. We have to pray because if we don’t pray we can’t enjoy all the blessings God had blessed us with. A Christian who can’t pray is a Christian who has accepted defeat by becoming irresponsible and unchallant.
You must make up your mind that you’re not going to watch things happen because no good thing ever happen when men only keep watching. God wants you to happen, He wants you to be the one making things happen. He created you and invested so much in you so that your life would be full of His glory. You have been given the power to change things and make things happen. Every time you pray, you are exercising your God given power. Prayer changes things including the person praying. This is why you must pray more.
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Luke 18:1 KJV
Prayer Is Fellowship, Pray More
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints (Ephesians 6:18).
The more time you spend in fellowship with the Lord through prayer, the more His character and personality are revealed in and through you. This is one of the most exciting benefits of prayer. Through prayer, your spiritual antenna is raised to pick God’s thought and think like Him. Some people only pray when they’re compelled to do so by certain challenges they face in life, and that’s not right. As Christians, we were called into fellowship with our heavenly father.
The Benefits Of Fellowshipping With God
You get to know the Lord and love Him more as you fellowship with Him through prayer and study of the Word. Praying, and praying the right way, is an important activity in the life of every Christian. It makes your life beautiful, vibrant, and exuberant with praise at all times. Take your personal times of prayer, devotions, and meditation very seriously. Create the opportunities in the course of your day to fellowship with the Lord through prayer.
Pray Often And In The Spirit
When you pray often, especially in the spirit, you’ll live with a pure heart toward all men; you won’t criticize others as you will see only the good in them. Learn to intercede for others more than ever before.
1 Timothy 2:1 says, ” I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be make for all men.”
Take this domination of the Spirit seriously. Consciously practice this today! Take some time to pray for those around you, and for those in distant lands; it’s your priestly responsibility to do this.
As you spend more time in prayer, your life will flourish from glory to glory because prayer is more than just an opportunity to get God to do something for you! It’s a time to commune with the Lord and bask in rich spiritual consciousness; so give more time and attention to prayer. May God strengthen us to pray in Jesus name.
Speak To The Storm And The Challenges
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm (Mark 4:39).
God doesn’t want you to go through life as though you’re helpless and handicapped. Rather, He wants you to take charge and do something with your life, and about your situation. You should make things happen in your life.
You might be crying, “Lord, don’t you see my situation? Do something!” No, you’re the one to do something, because He’s given you the power. Act like Jesus. He calmed the storms with words. He said to the raging tempest, “Peace, be still” and there was a great calm.
Perhaps for some reason, you find yourself agitated and fearful about a situation, what you should do is simple: Put your right hand on your chest and say, “Calm down in the Name of Jesus,” and His peace will overwhelm your soul.
Don’t Be Terrified, Act Your Faith
The disciples were sore afraid when the winds became boisterous, and the water was getting into the boat. They came to Jesus and said, “Master, don’t you care that we perish?” Jesus said to them, “Where is your faith?” In other words, “Why are you terrified? I’m right here. I’m your peace.” They had “Peace” with them in the boat, for He’s the peace of Israel, and He’s our peace today.
Refuse to fear. Christ is your peace, and He lives in you. He’s God’s Word. He’s the “Logos” of God. When you speak, Jesus the Word is manifested. So when you need to calm any storm, you don’t have to try to “wake Him up,” like the disciples did; you speak His Word.
No wonder the Bible says, “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…” (Colossians 3:16). Jesus said, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will…” (John 15:7). What do you want? Don’t complain; don’t beg; speak the Word. Ask and receive. Hallelujah!
I Encourage You To Pray More In Tongues
Praying in tongue should not be optional for a Christian who is filled with the Holy Spirit. The best and the most effective prayers are mostly the prayers prayed in tongue.
He who speaks in a [spiritual] tongue edifies and improves himself… (1 Corinthians 14:4).
The importance of praying in tongues can never be overemphasised. As a Christian, to significantly improve your spiritual growth and comprehension, praying in tongues is an extremely vital element. But sadly, there’re those who say, “Well, our church doesn’t believe in speaking in tongues.” Understand that speaking in tongues isn’t a denominational phenomenon. Every Christian ought to speak in tongues! That’s where the secret of power is.
Questions You Must Answer
Our opening verse says, “He who speaks in a [spiritual] tongue edifies and improves himself….” The question is, do you want to improve yourself? Do you want to operate at a new level of spiritual maturity and efficiency this year? Do you desire to make tremendous progress and take giant strides in all affairs of life? Speaking in tongues will help. The Bible says,
“But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 1:20 AMPC).
Some Great Benefits Of Praying In Tongues
1. You Will Rise Higher In Life By Praying In Tongues
Praying in tongues will help you make progress, and cause you to rise like an edifice, higher and higher. The more you pray in tongues, the more sensitive you are to the Spirit, to receive and follow His guidance in all you do.
For example, maybe you don’t yet know the precise steps to take to expand or advance your ministry, business, or career in the coming year; take some time to speak in tongues. You’ll have spiritual insight and foresight.
2. You will get charged up by praying in tongues
Another important advantage of speaking in tongues is that it charges you up, like a battery. And when a battery is fully charged, it works effectively and lasts longer. Satan may throw darts at you, to distract you, but praying in the Holy Ghost makes you formidable; you’ll be able to withstand anything, and resist every evil. Don’t run away from the devil or evil men, always resist them and be in charge.
Always Do This
Any time you face challenges in your life, get into your closet, and speak in tongues; charge yourself. When you’re done, you’ll be filled with the wisdom to prevail and excel. Keep yourself perpetually “high” on God’s power by speaking in tongues always!!
Don’t allow yourself to be defeated, don’t look weak, take your stand and use your God given power. Exercise your God given authority over situations. Charging yourself up always will make you to always be bold to face anything.