Praying in accordance with the Holy Spirit
We do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. —Romans 8:26
Do we realize that we are energized by the Holy Spirit for prayer? Do we know what it is to pray in accordance with the Spirit? Finally do we realize that the Holy Spirit Himself prays prayers in us which we cannot utter ourselves? When we are born again of God and are indwelt by the Spirit of God, He expresses for us the unutterable.
“He,” the Holy Spirit in you, “makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27). And God searches your heart, not to know what your conscious prayers are, but to find out what the prayer of the Holy Spirit is.
As believers we make intercession on behalf of others as the Holy Spirit guides us -to make intercession; to act between parties with a view to reconcile those who differ or contend; as believers our job is to seek reconciliation on behalf of our brothers and sisters.
Have we come to realize that our “body is the temple of the Holy Spirit”? If so, we must be careful to keep it undefiled for Him.
We have to remember that our conscious life, even though only a small part of our total person, is to be regarded by us as a “temple of the Holy Spirit.”
He will be responsible for the unconscious part which we don’t know, but we must pay careful attention to and guard the conscious part for which we are responsible.
Your body is the inner sanctuary of the Holy Spirit, which you have of God. You are not your own. ~C Smith~
Our “inner sanctuary” is where we come face to face with our inner man and surrender to the sovereignty of God in our lives. Alone we will never accomplish this act it is only through the power of the Holy Spirit in us “the hope of glory” Col. 1.27 where we have a chance to serve Him with our whole hearts and lives.
Amen- Pastor J