Devotions for the Praying Heart
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For through Him we … have access by one Spirit to the Father.
Ephesians 2:18

There are a variety of ways to get in the spirit.

Hebrews 10:19 reveals one of them. It says, “… we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of] Holies [by the power and virtue in the blood of Jesus” (Amp).

Especially when our fellowship with God is being hindered because we’re feeling guilty about something we’ve said or done, pleading the blood is a wonderful way to draw near to God. If we’re feeling unworthy and inadequate, we can lift our voices and praise Him for the blood of Jesus and that blood will lift us up into heavenly places where we belong!

Another way we can gain access to the realm of the spirit is through the Word. Often, as we begin to fellowship with God, a verse of Scripture will come to mind. As we begin to pray that scripture, we grow more aware of the verse than we are of the problems we are praying about, and it becomes a vehicle that carries us into the spirit.

Just moments before, we might have been drowning in those problems. But because God threw us the lifeline of the Word and we grabbed onto it, we are lifted into a place of victory in Him.

Sometimes, we gain access to the spirit just by talking to God. We enter the spirit with our tongues and with our hearts by purposely lifting our hearts to God and beginning to speak. At those times, we simply pray, until we pray through.

No matter what avenue of access we use, when it comes to getting in the Spirit, the most important thing to remember is this: it is the Holy Ghost who helps us get there. Sometimes He will lead us to do something as simple as lifting our hands in worship and suddenly His anointing will fall. We’ll be in the spirit and hardly know how we got there.

So stay alert for the promptings of the Holy Ghost and obey them. He will surely guide you to that place called the spirit where every pray-er longs to go.

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:8 – 12

Source: Devotions for the Praying Heart by Lynne Hammond.
Excerpt permission granted by Lynne Hammond Ministries

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