Monday, January 9, 2012

What It Means To Pray In The Spirit.

Yesterday, as I was reading about the armour of God, with a friend of mine, we came across Ephesians 6:18, which says, "Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit..."

And I began to question the part about praying 'in the Spirit'. What does it really mean to pray in the Spirit?

As I continued questioning this, my friend said something that made sense and it painted a whole picture...

John 4:24 says, "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in (Spirit) and (truth)."

Now, what I understand from the scripture is that we are to go to God, firstly, in Spirit, and in truth. So essentially, it would make perfect sense to say that to be in truth is to be in Spirit.

So how does this all connect with praying in Spirit? Well, the connection is this - to pray in Spirit basically means that we must go to God with all honestly. We shouldn't lie to ourselves (and God) and utter prayers that mean nothing to us.

We must go to God the same way we'd approach our friends, when we have a problem - in truth - there is absolutely no need to customize your words and try to 'charm' God with a fancy vocabulary. Just be you, tell God your problem.

Acknowledge that God can be anything you want Him to become - your friend, comforter, He can guide you, transform you, feed you, supply for you! He is everything and anything.

Do not limit God. Go to Him with an open mind but most importantly, go to God in the sense of companionship - speak in all honesty with Him, and tell Him exactly how you feel.

That's God for you - no judgment, just peace.