The NIV 365 Day Devotional

Duration: 365 days

THE SPIRIT’S DIRECTION (ROMANS 8:26–27)

This promise carries deep instruction. We dare not suppose we can truly intercede effectively on the sole basis of our perspective or understanding. Since we never really thoroughly know how to pray as we ought, we must exercise the humility and faith to wait on God and let the Holy Spirit direct us.

Presumption—supposing we already know how to intercede for others— will not only hinder maximum effectiveness, it will also cause us to miss the thrilling sense of adventure God wants to bless us with as we receive his insight and enablement for intercessory prayer.

How do we know without infinite minds whether God wants to move through us with weeping, travailing, wrestling, fasting, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, dreams, visions, mental pictures, impressions, verses of Scripture quickened to us, or silence? Only by waiting on God and giving him time to move on and through us.

Psalm 62:5 teaches this wisdom: “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”

Taken from NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible©2017 HarperCollins Christian Publishing

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