So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding. 1 Cor. 14:15
I studied a little bit on praying in the spirit versus praying with my words and thoughts. In the example 1 Corinthian 14, praying in the spirit is praying in tongues.
To be honest, I've tried the pray in tongues, however, I'm to conscious of what I'm doing. I just can't get into it. I know a lot of people are on both sides of the fence with this topic and this post isn't about that. I can only go with what scripture tells me. Speaking in tongues is a gift. It is not one I'm blessed with right now.
But does that mean my spirit doesn't pray? I don't think so. No where does it say the spirit only prays in tongues. Then God revealed Himself to me on this issue.
While I was struggling with doubt and had my focus wrong, my spirit was in prayer for me. I was off inside, but I sought God, continued to study His word and do what He led me to do. Out of that obedience, I now have revelation.
Revelation is so awesome. To come to a new understanding that I didn't possess before. Looking back I can tell that to spirit was in prayer for me. Once I released some of the junk in my head and faithfully showed obedience, things fell into place. Something I listened three times now sinks in. My mind is now in a place to hear and understand what the spirit has prayed for me to get.
Only when I gave up myself. Only when I kept my focus on God. Only when I allowed Him to prioritize my days. It all worked out.
Although I said I didn't have time to write, God has opened the door back up for me to write. He created a few pockets of time and gave me the revelation on what to write. I was obedient to push pause, now He says go, so I stopped and now I go.