Building in Faith
"But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,"
Soulish prayers may be very good prayers but when we wait upon God we find there is some other force pulling us down. Our heart is not in accord. We find it is sometimes because of unconfessed sin. The sins of omission also must be confessed. You are capable of great things. Remember you are made in His likeness. Wait on the Lord till He unites the soul and the heart. When these are united, you find yourself united with a great power and you pray a prayer that is called the Spirit's prayer. When the heart cooperates with the mind the Holy Spirit takes over, and the prayer is a prophetic prayer and a sermon in itself which hallows you and those around you. Soft-iron gets magnetized but does not retain magnetism as steel does. You may contact God and get some joy out of it. But as you wait longer upon God you become a power and are able to retain it. This power does not repel a sinner but attracts him. The Son of man came to seek that which was lost. "Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD" (I Chronicles 22:19). When we gather as a group for prayer, we are building a sanctuary to the Lord. When two or three are gathered together and it is the heart-prayer, you are the sanctuary of the Lord. The Lord will dwell there.