1 Thessalonians 5:17 says to pray continually. This blog is an opportunity to do just that. Highlighting different guides and styles for prayer. Please feel free to comment below about your own personal experience with this prayer or any questions you have regarding praying.
"Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life...
Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground."
Psalm 143:8b-10 (NIV)
I had the pleasure of listening to a good friend's testimony. It was such a reminder that we are to live by faith, guided by the Holy Spirit. She mentioned in her testimony that she prays throughout the day "Spirit lead me". A call-out during the smallest task to the largest life decisions. So this week, as we think of prayer, let the mantra of our hearts be "Spirit lead me". Look to the ways of Jesus, ask the Holy Spirit for His guidance in every decision you make. Let Him teach you to do His will in all your decisions.
For example, there have been moments in my life where I have wanted to run away. In my mind, I plan my strategy, I plan my escape route, but then by the grace of God, I am reminded that I do not want to follow my way, I want to follow Christ. I pray "Spirit lead me" and I hear his voice say "stay, a divided house can't stand, running will not follow my will". So I stay, and the Lord provides encouragement and counsel, comfort and strength at the exact moment I need it. If I run, I will miss His plan, I will be plagued with regret, I will teach myself to run in all circumstances. But if I follow Him, I will see that His word is true, it is reliable. He is the way, the truth, and the life! And He teaches me to rely on Him more easily the next time I am tempted to bolt.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
for turning your eyes and heart to the Father who is able to do more than we could hope or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). May you come to know Jesus more, be blessed, and be a blessing as you pray.
In what moments to you turn to Holy Spirit for guidance?
When have you been lead against your will and into God's?