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Acts 11:16, Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ Jude 1:20-21, But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

I currently run a physical therapy and fitness center and have been able to watch people build up their bodies so that they can do what they were unable to do. Physical exercise is important, because the muscles you don’t use today will be the muscles you need to use but can’t tomorrow. As important as it is to have physical strength, we must remember that we are a spirit that lives in a body. What good is a strong body if our spirit is weak. We can’t neglect either one because a strong spirit without a strong body is incapable of doing what the Spirit of God wants us to accomplish.

Through the New Testament, we are encouraged to be filled with the Spirit or baptized in the Spirit, but because we don’t understand how it works, we’re afraid of it, afraid we will not have control of our tongue. Trust me on this, most of us can’t control our tongue anyways, but if the Holy Spirit can help with that, we’d better ask for a double portion! Jude said that it builds up our faith. I like to think of it as spiritual muscle building. The more you pray in the Holy Spirit, the stronger you get in your inner self.

As with anything, it’s a discipline we all need to work on. You can start by praying in the shower, it’s something you do everyday and takes about 10 minutes, so that may be a place to start. Driving to work may also be a good place to continue this practice, it may also help you to be less angry on your ride. However you chose to do it, do it as often as you can. Paul wrote, “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit“, it was one of the weapons of our warfare he talked about in Ephesians 6. The more you do it, the easier it gets. Don’t worry about how it sounds, just know that the Spirit is praying through you to accomplish great things in the spirit realm and that is where it counts the most.

Father, make us more aware of using our prayer language for optimal use in the spirit realm. When we don’t know how to pray, praying in our heavenly language is the perfect way to pray because Your Spirit makes intercession for us. Use us for signs, wonders and miracles. Make us bold in our walk with You, our partnership with Your Spirit in the earth. May we trust you deeper and be more affective in our walk with You. It’s in Jesus Name we pray. Amen

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