Memorise: But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Jude 20
Read: Ephesians 3:20-21
Bible in one year: Matthew 23-25
The Holy Spirit just like the wind can move gently or massively. If you can cooperate with Him, He can do incredible things through you. This is why Ephesians 3:20 says:
"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us."
Whenever you ask God to do something for you or through you, He will look inside you to know how much of His Spirit you carry. He may not do beyond what the measure of His Spirit within you can accommodate. So, if you are praying for a mighty move of God but you have a little measure of His Spirit in your life, you are praying amiss. If you want God to answer your prayer, first work on yourself by getting more and more of His presence, power and grace through spending more time with the Holy Spirit; developing a better personal relationship with Him; praising, thanking and worshipping Him in spirit and in truth; feasting daily on His Word; living holy and living in total obedience to His voice, etc.
Today's memory verse points us to the fact that it is our personal responsibility to build up ourselves. It is your duty to build up your spirit man. To do this, you must increase your level of faith by hearing God's Word and listening only to things that edify, and watching television programmes that stir up your faith. You must keep off anything that is sinful both in words and in thoughts. You must pray in tongues as long as possible daily. Lots of revelations, inner witnesses and certain knowledge can come to you through this. How are you building up your spirit man? It is like building a house: one block is put on another before another block is added and they are all firmly attached each time. But as you are adding a block of obedience in worship, do not dismantle the block of witnessing or else you are building downwards not upwards. How are you building up the little fire in you? Is it growing into a big, mighty fire?
Key Point: Every day, do something that will add up to your spiritual build up, no matter how small