Setting The Mind On The Spirit By Prayer

The mind set on the spirit is life and peace

Rom. 8:6
In Prayer You Need Not Be Occupied With Your Needs

In order to set our being on the mingled spirit, we need to pray. How easily we are distracted from the divine Spirit in our spirit! Our mind is so quickly drawn to other things.

Therefore, we need to pray, not mainly to ask the Lord to do things for us, but to keep our mind set on the spirit. Be assured, the Lord will take care of you and do everything for you. Hence, in prayer you need not be occupied with your needs.

Pray To Keep In Touch With The Living One In Your Spirit

Instead, pray to keep in touch with the living One in your spirit. The more you keep in contact with Him, the more you will enjoy Him.

Do Not Pray About Your Need For Love Or Patience

Do not pray about your need for love or patience. Our experience proves that the more we pray about such things, the more we are distracted from the mingled spirit and the less we abide in Christ.

We should simply praise the Lord that He is our love, our patience, and our everything. If we praise Him in this way, declaring how good the Lord is, spontaneously love and patience will flow out of us, whether we are conscious of it or not.

Others Will See Christ As The Life-Giving Spirit Being Lived Out Of Us

Others will be surprised at the change in us. They will not see the temporary results of our own efforts, but they will see Christ as the life-giving Spirit being lived out of us.

The more we set our mind on the living One in our spirit, the more He lives Himself out of us. This is the Christian life. This is the way to a life of holiness and victory.

Turn To The Living Person Within Us

Let us forget systems and methods and instead turn to the living Person within us and set our mind on Him. He is waiting for us to do this. This is the way to abide in Him.

All quotations in this post, unless otherwise noted, are from Life-Study Of Romans, message 39 by Witness Lee, Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA, U.S.A. 1989. Source: ministrybooks.org

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