Countdown to Pentecost – Day 6
“Charge Your Own Battery”
“He that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue edifieth himself.” I Cor. 14:4
Speaking in tongues and praying in the spirit is a means of “edifying” ourselves. The word “edify” means to build up. It’s the same root word as in “edifice” or building. So when we speak in tongues we build ourselves up like a building. So we don’t have to wait on or be dependent upon anyone else to build us up or even encourage us. In other words, we can charge our own battery.
As believers, we are told to encourage each other and pray for each other (James 5:16). Some do and some don’t. In addition, there may be times when no one else is around or when we feel that we can’t confide in others about what we are going through. Therefore, it is important that you know how to pray in the spirit, encourage yourself, and charge your own battery.
As a pastor, there have been times when I have felt burdened with the cares of life combined with the cares of the church. The bible tells me to cast all my care over on the Lord because he cares for me (I Peter 5:7). So, I do that by telling the Lord what I’m going through, what I’m feeling, and asking him to help me. Then I spend time praying in the spirit which causes me to build myself up and charge my own battery. That’s the only way that I have been able to continue doing what I am doing for the past 22 years as a pastor.
The same Holy Spirit is present to help you and charge you up as well for your life assignment, job, and daily task.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
- Jude 20
- Romans 8:26-28
- 1 Sam. 30:6