“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth . . . you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. . . . But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you” (John 14:16-17, 26, NASB).
To “hallow the name” is to enter into the very heart and life of who God is, and to dwell there. It is to find our identity as loved of God there, and it is to flow with God’s very authority and power as we obey His promptings. How do we do this? It is by the Spirit of God Himself.
Holy Spirit, sometimes I marginalize all that You are and forget the power that is mine because You have come to dwell in me. Please teach me, prompt me and help me to step closer to the very heart of the Father as I learn to revere His Name!
–Adapted from Power Praying (Hearing Jesus’ Spirit by Praying Jesus’ Prayer) by David Chotka. This resource is available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount on the book.
Praise your Father as the head over the entire family of believers (Eph. 3:14-15). Thank God for the love he lavishes on you and others as he calls you “children of God” (1 Jn. 3:1). Confess those times when you have felt comfortable in your own circle of Christian brothers and sisters and forgotten to reach out to others beyond your own “family.” Commit yourself this week to gaining at least one new brother or sister in Christ. Ask God to lead you to a person in your life who is ready to accept the gospel.
Ask God to fill all the outreach efforts of his church worldwide with his love, that Christians of all nations will “not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth” (1 Jn. 3:18).
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