A Prayer Request
I once read a devotional by A. W. Tozer called “Why People Find the Bible Difficult to Read.” His premise was that too often the Bible is read just like any other book. Therein lies the problem. The Bible is not just like any other book. It is supernatural. Or as the author to Hebrews puts it, “the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
This is why Paul says that “The natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him and he is not able to understand them for they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 1:14). Tozer writes, “In natural matters faith follows evidence and is impossible without it, but in the realm of the spirit faith precedes understanding; it does not follow it. The natural man must know in order to believe; the spiritual man must believe in order to know.”
Where does this leave us? It leaves us calling upon God to send his Holy Spirit so that our eyes might be opened and our hearts might believe. Paul says it well in Titus 3:4-7. “But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
Pray this week that God would release his Holy Spirit among us so that we might receive the inner renewal that comes from reading God’s Word.
Pray daily that the Spirit of God would fall fresh upon your heart?
Pray earnestly that the Spirit of God would move freely in our church family so that we might are conformed by God’s Word and transformed into the people God wants us to be?
Pray that the Spirit of God would be evident in our gathering this coming Sunday for the glory of Jesus Christ!
Pray daily for the filling of the Holy Spirit!
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