1 Corinthians 14:4 (NET)
The one who speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.
Jude 1:20 (KJV)
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost
After Amaka got illumination from the word of God and was no more hindered from speaking in tongues, she realized that the more she prayed in the Spirit (in a tongue), the stronger she was in her spirit, and this strength manifested in boldness, power against temptations, and extermination of her previous fears. Because of this, she prayed more and more in the spirit every day, and was even now walking in God’s mighty power to discern and cast out demons, and heal the sick. Her family members now knew that she was an expert at getting them miraculously healed when they were sick.
It is important that Christians form the habit of praying in the spirit (in a tongue) on a daily basis. One sure way to pray in the spirit is by praying in an unknown tongue because 1 Corinthians 14:14 shows us that when you pray in an unknown tongue, your spirit prays.
This is an effective way of building up your spirit man. As you go about day to day life, you need power in your spirit to live the victorious life. Many Christians live defeated lives because even though through the new birth they now have the ability to receive God’s power, they do not charge their spirits with this power by praying sufficiently in the Spirit. The devil knows this too well and would do everything he can to distract you from praying sufficiently in the Spirit.
Go into today remembering that praying in the spirit is the way you charge your spirit with the power of God.
Prayer: Ask the lord for grace to pray in the spirit sufficiently every day.