Anitra Smith (anitra) wrote,
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Serious post - "Learn to Pray in the Spirit and in the Word"

I know most people who read my journal aren't Christians, or interested in God.

For those who are, I want to share a John Piper sermon that I listened to on my iPod today. I found it to be incredibly motivating and encouraging, as well as being chock-full of Biblical truth.

It's called Learning to Pray in the Spirit and in the Word (part 2). At the link, you can either download the audio or read a (partial, amusing anecdotes stripped out) transcript.

I am just starting to understand what it means to do things "in the Spirit" or "through God". I know there are many things I cannot do in my own strength - praying well is one of them. But I'm beginning to see how to depend on God instead of continuing to try and fail by myself. Please pray for me, that God continues to grow and mature me. I just need to be constantly reminded that my life doesn't work when I'm trying to get by in my own strength. I'd prefer gentle reminders, but they don't always work :(
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