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Thursday, November 17, 2016

#70 The Spirit Burdens You to Pray

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: The Spirit burdens you to pray. No Christian has fully understood the burden on the heart of the Holy Spirit as He longs for, loves, and identifies with all the suffering, heartaches, and heart-burdens of Christians across the world.

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There is never a discouragement, a hidden tear, or an unspoken pain that the Holy Spirit does not feel completely and personally. Never an injustice, a sorrow, or a heartbreak that the tender Holy Spirit does not suffer with us.

In addition, however, the Holy Spirit yearns and longs for all the broken lives, broken homes, hurting unsaved millions of the world. He feels their tragedy. He suffers from their hatred and violence.

He carries the suffering of our world upon His holy heart. God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit share the same love and the same longings and compassion.

The Holy Spirit longs to flood your heart with the holy, yearning agape love of the triune God. Romans 5:5 explains that God pours out His love into your heart by the Holy Spirit. 

What love is this? It is the love that caused Jesus to come to earth, go to the cross, and die for you (v. 8). The love that the Spirit longs to pour and flood into your being is the self-giving, longing love of God that we see in Jesus (8:39).

The Spirit does not want just a minimum portion of that love somehow to rub off or seep into your nature. He longs to pour and pour that love into your being and through you out to the hurting world.

He wants this love to be manifested in your words and your actions, but more constantly and perhaps more powerfully than all else, in your praying

You can love more people through prayer than any other way. You can love, by your prayer, people who avoid or resist you. You can love people anywhere in the world by your prayer.

The more you pour out God's love through your prayer and actions, the more the Spirit will pour in as you ask Him. God gives the Spirit to those who ask (Luke 11:13).

Used by permission of the author and Duewel Literature Trust, Inc., Greenwood, Indiana   (Jean's impressions are added)

#70 The Spirit Burdens You to Pray 
by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 118-119) Zondervan

A popular post- There's Going to be Wind in Your Sails  By Cindy Jacobs (a prophetess)

Let's pray-
   Father, we see that You really desire to enable us to pray with our hearts involved, and that we love with Your love, when praying for others.
    Help us remember that an injustice, a sorrow, or a heartbreak causes Your Spirit to suffer with us.
   You long to pour Your love into us, and then into the hurting world around us. 
   May we begin to understand the reason why You've blessed us with Your Holy Spirit for guidance and for wisdom in our praying.
    Thank You for taking the time with us today, to remind us of Your great Love for each of us. May our hearts be attentive to Your urgings.
    In the mighty Name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Today's Bible verse-

(1 Timothy 2:1–4) "I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."

Today's quote-

Tony Evans: "When the rule of God's truth goes missing, chaos replaces community. You cannot have order and structure in society without God. ...If God is dismissed, it doesn't matter whom we elect or what programs we initiate. Until we reconnect with Him, we won't be able to fix what's wrong or spend enough money to bail our way out of our dilemmas." (Taken from his article, America's Only Hope, p.1, in the Nov. 2016 Herald of His Coming newspaper, vol.75, no11 (899).

Upcoming posts-

What Matters is Who God Is
19th- Saturday's post by Max Lucado

#71 The Spirit Longs to Share His Burden
22nd- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#72 The Spirit Empowers You to Pray
24th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

Do You Trust God?
26th- Saturday's post by Jean Oathout

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1 comment:

  1. This give wonderful insight into the function of the Holy Spirit and guidance to grow in God's ways.