TRUST – talking with the indwelling Spirit

Soul care retreat for Vineyard pastors in North India

As we prepare for Thanksgiving week, let’s keep learning how to thank the Holy Spirit for dwelling in us. Let’s pray for our families also to experience this indwelling in their lives. Let’s pray for pastors all over the world also to enjoy the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

We trust in you Lord Jesus to speak to us and teach us also how to speak to you each day. Fill us up so that we can give out of the abundance that you give us.

What a joy to hear stories this week God multiplying food once again in India as our friends serve the poor who are flood victims in Hyderabad. And hearing about little children coming and asking if they can bring more of their friends to hear about Jesus in their neighborhood. And young believers leading their parents to Jesus even over the phone in other countries. What joy!

Just wanted to share more of what we are learning about prayer and enjoying the indwelling of the Holy Spirit:

FIVE PRACTICAL PHRASES TO USE IN TALKING WITH THE INDWELLING SPIRIT by Mike Bickle

T- Thank you: recognize the Spirit’s indwelling presence in you simply by thanking Him for it. Pray,
“Thank you Holy Spirit, for Your bright presence in me. I love Your presence. Apart from connecting
with You, I can do nothing that effectively (supernaturally) renews my love, sustains my zeal for
righteousness, and releases revelation and power in my heart.
5 He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (Jn. 15:5)


R- Release Revelation: ask (thank) the Spirit to release abundant revelation of God’s heart, word and
purposes to you. Pray, “Holy Spirit, release abundant revelation in me”.
17 May give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him… (Eph. 1:17)

U- Use me: ask the Spirit to use you more and more in the spiritual gifts to minister to others. We pray,
“Thank you Spirit, for releasing the manifestation of Your gifts and power through me to help others”.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all… (1 Cor. 12:7)


S- Strengthen me: ask the Spirit to strengthen your mind, emotions and speech with His might. His
power is already in us (Gal. 5:22-23) therefore, pray, “Thank you for the presence of Your love, peace,
patience, and self-control in me” or “Thank You for warring against my flesh and guarding my speech”.
16 …To be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man… (Eph. 3:16)


T- Teach me: ask the Spirit to teach you about God’s will and ways that He may manifest His
leadership in every issue in your life including finances, schedule, circumstances, emotions, physical
body (diet, health), relationships, alignment of the people you are responsible for (in the home, office,
ministry), future, greatness in God, opportunities with divine appointments, fears, addictions and
shortcomings. Ask that He establish God’s order in your home, job and ministry. We pray, “Spirit, I love
Your will and ways, therefore, manifest Your leadership in me”. He will give us new ideas, order our
steps and open doors of opportunity for strategic alliances in each area of our life as we ask Him.
26
The Holy Spirit…will teach you all things… (Jn. 14:26)
13 The Spirit of truth…will guide you into all truth; He will tell you things to come. (Jn. 16:13)
27 The anointing…abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same
anointing teaches you concerning all things… (1 Jn. 2:27)

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