Prayer Focus for Lesson 7
Recognize and Replace: Head to Heart Guide
The really critical issue is recognition. Without God "turning on the lights" by giving us the grace of repentance, we are still in the dark, caught in patterns that aren't working, but unable to figure out what's gone wrong or what to do about it.
The Holy Spirit is the only one who can reveal truth in such a way that we can discern our error or our need to change. However, He often desires to speak to us through other people; hence, we would be wise to cultivate a "teachable" spirit.
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. 2 Timothy 2:24-26 KJV
Only God can turn on the lights, but if we are wise there are things that we can do to put ourselves in the pathway of revelation. Pray for grace to position yourself in the light: It will make it so much easier to see your steps to freedom and take them, whenever the need arises.
1) Stay in scripture: seek to become teachable and pray regularly to receive correction.
2) Live in fellowship: be open, honest, transparent; let others speak into your life.
3) Enter into worship: remember what Isaiah recognized about himself during worship (Isa 6:5).
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