But you, my delightfully loved friends, constantly and progressively build yourselves up on the foundation of your most holy faith by praying every moment in the Spirit. Fasten your hearts to the love of God and receive the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who gives us eternal life. Jude 20-21 TPT
Let’s look at the word ‘constant’ for a moment. The dictionary defines it as not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable: continuing without pause or letup; unceasing: regularly recurrent; continual; persistent: faithful; unswerving in love, devotion. Do you get the picture here? This is what Jude was saying about building yourself up on your most holy faith by praying every moment in the Spirit.
Oh but that’s not the only word he used. He went so far as to add to that word, ‘progressively’. Let’s take a look at what the dictionary says about that. Once again the dictionary says favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are. Let me stop right there.
We need to allow the Holy Spirit to pray through us the will of God in the earth. Constantly and progressively, not occasionally and comfortable. Moving forward not sitting like a couch potato. If the Holy Spirit is always moving and at work in us, then we need to move with Him and not stay stuck in tradition allowing the world to fall apart around us.
A foundation of faith is something we build on. Some of us will make it to heaven, but won’t have anything on our foundation. What have you believed God for? What have you labored in prayer for? What have you stood on the foundation of His Word and declared into your future, your children future? What have you dared to believe and refused to give up on?
Praying is SO important! Allow the Holy Spirit to direct your prayers. Speak what He prompts you to speak. Pray radical prayers. Is anything too hard for God? Ask God to show you where your belief meter registers with Him. Is it barely visible or has it become a resounding YES in heaven?
Oh Father, my Father. How excellent is Your name in all the earth. We Your people ask that You cause us to declare Your name in the earth today. Declare salvation in our homes, in our work places, in our families. The kind of salvation that leaves nothing missing or broken in our finances, our bodies and our relationships. May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in the earth today. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen.