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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT TUESDAY - GOD IS ALWAYS WORKING IN US. Part 1.

"How little chance the Holy Ghost has nowadays. The churches and missionary societies have so bound Him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves." - C.T. Studd.

In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don't know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words. All of our thoughts are known to God. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God's people. We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose, and he has always known who his chosen ones would be.

He had decided to let them become like his own Son, so that his Son would be the first of many children. God then accepted the people he had already decided to choose, and he has shared his glory with them. What can we say about all this? If God is on our side, can anyone be against us? - Rom 8:26-31.

I just love this passage of Scripture! I always turn to them whenever I feel burned out, or challenged by the enemy, and I am greatly, I say again, greatly encouraged by them. Don’t you just love this...? If God is on our side, can anyone be against us? Hallelujah! What a mighty God we serve! He is always working in us!

The sad fact is that many Christians, have never understood the way God works for them, they struggle on, day by day, in the misguided concept that it all depends on them and their abilities.
Someone once said, “The only ability God is looking for in His people is availability, He will do the rest.” If we could just grasp, how the power of God works for us, we could relax, and enjoy our walk with Him. God is always working in us, as...

He Strengthens Our Prayer Life.
In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don't know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words. All of our thoughts are known to God. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God's people. Rom 8:26-27.

"When our quiet times have become hurried, how can we expect to give God the adoration that is His due? How can we receive the guidance that God is waiting to give? How can our hearts catch the glow of divine fire? How can we have deep fellowship with those purposes that are really nearest to the heart of God?" Gordon M. Guinness.

When we are weak, He seeks to strengthen us... The LORD is constantly watching everyone, and he gives strength to those who faithfully obey him. – 2 Chron 16:9a.

He has promised to us the Holy Spirit to help us... Then I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will help you and always be with you. - John 14:16.

Our prayer is to be powered by the Holy Spirit... Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God's people. - Eph 6:18.

"Do the Pentecostals look back with shame as they remember when they dwelt across the theological tracks, but with the glory of the Lord in their midst? When they had a normal church life, which meant nights of prayers, followed by signs and wonders, and diverse miracles, and genuine gifts of the Holy Ghost? When they were not clock watchers, and their meetings lasted for hours, saturated with holy power? Have we no tears for these memories, or shame that our children know nothing of such power?" - Leonard Ravenhill.

The Holy Spirit is the source of all our requests toward the Father, which are sometimes more than we can utter in our own language, but the Spirit searches our hearts, and knows what we want to say, and then passes them on to Him, and the enemy can’t interfere in any way.

What a joy it is to come to the Lord in prayer, when we know that it is not a chore, not a task, not something we have to do because it is expected, or done by someone who tells us to do it. It is the supreme act of communication by us to the Father, and He has given the Holy Spirit to help us pray, because He knows how we ought to pray to Him! Hallelujah! What a mighty God!

"The secret of the success of the Apostles lay not in what they did and said, but in the presence of Christ in them and with them. They saw with the eyes of Christ, felt with His heart, and worked with His energies. They were nothing; Christ was everything. Christ was living, breathing, and triumphing in their personal lives. Their entire nature being replete with His life, their spirits bathed in His light, and their souls kindled with the fires of His love, they moved in the midst of men as embodiments of supernatural power…

Brethren, this is what we must be, if this mighty Empire (China) is to be moved through us. But to be this, the throne of grace must be our refuge, the secret place of the Most High must be our daily and hourly habitation." Griffith John.

I say again, if God is for us, who can be against us! Hallelujah!

Loving Father, I thank you that you are continually working in me, and I take great comfort and encouragement from that. I also thank you for the Holy Spirit who helps me to say the right things to you. In Jesus’ wonderful name. Amen!

GBYAY

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