I have over the years practiced keeping a list of kindom aspects I felt would be too costly to forget – some of which I would mount on the room wall or on other conspicuous space. Of these is one I have kept lately containing the below listed words and phrases (as seen on the featured image – which is also subject to expansion). That it is evangelical for a saints to forget crucial things can be seen from the 2nd Epistle of Peter chapter 1 verse 12
- More labourers (mispelled on the image)
- Saints empowerment
Thanks be to God (in Christ Jesus’ name) that I often spend the greater part of my time praying in the power of the Holy Spirit (groans or unknown tongues in particular). However, I have noted that I will often times forget the great exploits that praying in the Holy Spirit is capable of availing. Which is how the first two items on the reminder list in question came about. The Bible records that the Holy Spirit of God knows all of God’s mind/heart. Then one can be rest assured that the Holy Spirit will stir, from within a consecrated saint, prayers that are in accordance with God’s will or that which God wishes to avail but requires that it should be prayed for first.
While the last three may well be what the spirit could pray through a saint, they are items I wished to iron up in mind (praying in understanding) as often as I shall reflect on the list while prating in the Spirit (groans or unknown tongues)
Below are datail of what each prase or word is to remind me in subtance as often as I stand in the prayer closet.
This phrase is to remind me that praying in the power of the Holy Spirit can yield amonst others the sending of more labourers. This is one of the commandments that the Lord Jesus passed on one of his earthly ministry days. And it has for the same reason become one of my desires – hence I should ever take great comfort knowing that the Lord might well be wrestling through me for the sending of more sound or evangelical pastors, Sunday school teachers, missionaries and evangelists, to name a few, into his harvest.
The word conviction (or awakening) is understood to be suddenly becoming sensible of the reality of spiritual things, God and sinfulness by a previously impenitent sinner. Because this is amongst others the work of God and not that of ministers, it is expected that the Spirit may amongst others billow out of a consecrated saint, prayers about convicting grace amongst sinners in any part of the world. And being reminded of this should help baring with the working of the Spirit of prayer even more patiently.
I am on this website endeavouring to minister, to the glory of God through Christ, in several ways. And understand that I can by no means be able to make any solid kingdom difference without heavenly grace. And thus felt I should to the greatest degree possible send words of prayer for the same. That the ministry may be graced above all and also gain a passage to reach its target audients. And that I should be graced with wisdom and utterance as I expound the Word through creative writting, animation and however else I may have to.
This is more of personal peace. I still believe as I did at the time I published this book that peace is grace that needs to be volunterly prayed for. Believing that it is for the same reason why the Apostle Paul desired it of God for his addressees at the opening of several of his epistles. And that perplexity and discord may be noted whenever prayer for peace is neglected. So this particular word on the list is to remind me of the need to pray for peace as often as I reflect on the list as I pray.
This is a lot similar to ‘More laborers’ but focuses more on the spiritual growth and advancement of saints. For strengthening in times of discouragement.