Devotional: Do According To Your Word
So often we don’t know what to pray or when to pray, but the Holy Spirit wants to help you. Isn’t that amazing? Therefore, in the coming days I want to give you four examples of different kinds of prayers that the Holy Spirit can give.
The first is prayer based directly on God’s Word. We take a promise of God and we turn it back to God and we say, “God, do what you’ve promised to do.” David prayed like that in 1 Chronicles 17:23. God had told him that he was going to build him a family line, a house, that was much greater than anything David had conceived. But when David received this prophetic word from the Lord, he said this:
And now, O LORD, let the word that Thou has spoken concerning Thy servant and concerning his house, be established forever, and do as Thou hast spoken.” (NAS)
That’s the key, “Do as Thou hast spoken.” When the angel Gabriel came to the virgin Mary to announce that she would be the mother of the Son of God, the Messiah, that was far above anything she had ever contemplated in her whole life but her reply was this:
“Behold, the bondslave of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38 NAS)
That’s the key. You can never pray a more powerful prayer than when the Holy Spirit gives you release to claim a word of God in your experience.
The Lord is faithful to keep His Word. Ask Him to do according to His Word and trust Him!
Lord, let the word that You have spoken concerning me and my family, be established forever and do as You have spoken. In Jesus’ name, Amen.