Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional January 13th – Where’s Your Mind?

(As You Pray, Focus Your Mind On The Answer)

TO THE BIBLE: Romans 8:27 NIV
“…He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”

LET’S TALK
“C’mon Audrey, close your eyes! We’re praying!” Chloe whispered sternly to her younger sister as others in the congregation prayed intensely.

“Do I really have to? Won’t God hear me even if I keep my eyes open?”

“Your mind will wander off, and you can’t afford to let it do that in prayer; you’ve got to focus it on what it is you’re addressing as you pray.”

Whenever you pray in tongues, keeping your mind focused on the subject of your prayer is very important. You can’t look around in church while others are praying; you ought to close your eyes and join in!

It’s similar to the way the Holy Spirit operated in the Old Testament whenever He asked the people of Israel to stretch forth their hands.

On several other occasions, He instructed them to stretch forth their hands to cause things to happen (Read Exodus 7:19, Exodus 8:5, Exodus 14:16, Joshua 8:18).

He was showing then that the power of God can be directed and goes in the direction of your hands. But the higher level of that is the mind. Your mind does far more than the stretching forth of your hands.

That’s why mind pollution is one of Satan’s biggest strategies. If he can pollute your mind till it’s chock-full of impurities, then your mind won’t be an effective tool to direct the power of God.

This is why God wants you to maintain the purity of your mind: the purer the mind, the more refined and effective it is in directing and communicating the power of the Spirit.

So, when you pray in tongues, set your mind over that “thing” you want the Spirit of God to channel His energy and power to. If your mind wanders, steer it back. If the wrong picture comes to your mind, cast it off. Discipline your mind!

Every so often, say, “In the Name of Jesus, my mind is set on course!” Of course when you pray in tongues, your spirit is edified without the involvement of your mind.

However, there’s a difference when you need to direct the power of the Spirit towards a particular end: your mind’s vision is then required.

So, in prayer, learn to set your mind on course, and your victories and testimonies will be endless. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
1 Corinthians 14:14-15; Isaiah 26:3

Pray:
Father, thank you for the blessing of speaking in tongues, by which I communicate with you in heavenly vocabulary, to cause a change in my world. In prayer, by the power of the Spirit, I exercise control over my mind, emotions, and my entire faculties, to be synchronised with your will, purpose, and timing, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
Matthew 10:1-23, Genesis 31-33
TWO YEAR
Matthew 5:41-48, Genesis 13

Act:
Right now, pray in the Spirit and also direct your mind towards the areas you want positive changes in.

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