“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”
Ephesians 6:18 NLT
Welcome to the 28th week of our devotional recap. This week, we reminded ourselves on what it means to have supernatural advantage, why we ought to pray, what representing God here on earth means and tips on achieving consistency in prayer. We then proceeded to learn the characteristics of children of light.
On Monday, we kicked off the week by learning that because we have the Holy Spirit in us, we have supernatural advantage. By His power, we can do greater works (John 14:12) and fight battles in times of trials and tribulations. We therefore live with the consciousness of the Holy Spirit in us. He is our Supernatural advantage.
On Tuesday, we learnt that prayer is not just about what it does for us but what it does in us. Prayer is an instruction from God that helps align us to his plan (Jeremiah 29:11). In the place of prayer, we generate power and build stamina (Luke 22:43). Through prayer, we can do much more for the kingdom of God. As believers, we ought to constantly make power available in the place of prayer.
Wednesday’s study is a reminder that we are to represent God in all we do. It is our responsibility to portray God in our conduct and to have a good report among unbelievers. It might be difficult to maintain such good moral standing, but with the Holy Spirit influence in us, we have all we need (2 Corinthians 5:20. Matthew 5:16).
We reminded ourselves on Thursday that having a consistent prayer life helps us have intimacy with God and conforms our thoughts to Him (Colossians 4:2). However, to achieve these, we must have the right mindset to prayer. By creating a prayer schedule and doing away with distraction while praying, we consciously create a lifestyle of prayer. Be intentional about building a prayer life.
We wrapped the week on Friday by understanding and learning that as children of light (Ephesians 5:8), we display the characteristics of distinction (1 Thessalonians 5:5). We walk as the light we are, and it must be evident in our conduct and speech. It should be visible for the world to distinct us as children of God. We dispel the darkness! We do not envy the world but we shine our light for the glory of God. This our reality!
As believers, certain traits are expected of us. We should not be found doing things that does not define who a child of God is. We are therefore meant to be alert and persist in prayer. This is who we are and we live as such. Glory!
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 10:38-42, 1Thessalonians 4:11-18, Psalms 141, 2 Chronicles 8-9