Dr. Danny Campbell
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
- Series: The Spirit-Filled Life
- Scripture: Romans 8
God of our prayer life
The same One who will MOVE you when you pray, who will RE-DIRECT you from one course of action to another, and who will IMPRESS upon you what to do as you go through a day – God the Holy Spirit, the God of our Prayer life.
This is the 6th message in our series on the Spirit – Filled Life.
And take…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit… -Ephesians 6:17-18a
Romans 8 is the chapter in the Bible that has the most references to the Holy Spirit, by far! There are 19 references to God the Holy Spirit in Romans 8!
Romans 8 God of our prayer life
When the Spirit brings you into the presence of God, stay! V. 15-18
And because you are His sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” -Galatians 4:6
“When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” -Matthew 6:6
When the Spirit burdens you to pray for someone (or something), pray! V. 23-27
God will never give a true believer peace about disobeying a Biblical command.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. -Psalm 139:23-24
“Our prayers go where we cannot!” -Brother Andrew
Pray regularly for the big burdens presented in the Bible.
When the Spirit impresses on you a course of action, obey! V. 27-28
God will give His peace to those who say “Yes” to His call on their lives. But God will ‘disturb the peace’ of a believer who is not making the best choice for them.
Practical ramification – never say “Yes” to something before praying about it and having the “green light” from God.