The Word: Ephesians 5: 16 – 18(KJV)
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Dig Deeper: Romans 8: 26 – 27(KJV)
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Think about it
PRAYER, SEASONS, DIRECTION
Prayer is so crucial in the life of a believer. It’s unbelievable how important it is. Prayer brings the supernatural into situations. Jesus said ‘the words that I speak to you, they are spirit and life’ When we pray, the Holy Spirit energises our life and destiny. Prayer brings the spiritual into the equation. Without prayers all we have is rational thinking and analysis. Anyone who can reason can analyse. And there is a place for analysis because God gave us minds so we can make decisions on a variety of things easily. God gave us a mind so we could think. However the control behind the natural is the spiritual. Things don’t operate by themselves. Things that happens in the natural are allowed or set in motion in the spiritual. So if prayer brings the spiritual, then prayer allows us to control our future, our destiny, our seasons and the direction of our lives. Remember our anchor text again this month:
Ecclesiastes 3: 1
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
Prayer activates, halts, controls, speeds up, slow down things. Prayer allows us spiritual control over our times and seasons.
As we get in the mood of prayers for this season. Like we said: Let’s just take some time to pray in the Holy Spirit. Let’s get our spirit man charged up in anticipation of God’s visitation this weekend. Let’s break the heaven loose. Let’s connect spiritually and start to download: grace, unction, wisdom and direction. Let’s pray ourselves into all those NEXT LEVEL we are believing God for this year 2018.
Prayer is so important for the NEXT LEVEL
Our memory verse for April 2018
Ecclesaistes 3: 1
1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1: To every thing there is a season,
Line 2: and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Once you say it a few times it will stick.
Prayer focus: Our next level prayers:
Lord, I receive grace to enter into every NEXT LEVEL you have for me this year.
On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren