TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29
Scripture: John 17:24-26
John 17:24-26 says, “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” Whenever we study this passage, we hardly ever finish Christ’s thoughts on the subject! Jesus desired we be with Him so that relationship is completed by His pouring out the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit takes residence in us so we are always close in union with Him. If we nurture that relationship by praying in the Spirit, growth happens. In Jude 20 we understand that we build ourselves up by doing so. What are we doing with what God poured out? Half the church is arguing against the prayer language. We can all have it. God is no respecter of persons. It is available to all so we can grow into our full potential. If we forfeit our prayer language, the enemy stunts our growth and slows the process to a crawl. There certainly is a lot of warfare over our growth!