Prayer is the greatest personal reaction to the Holy Spirit that any man or woman can have. Its record is internal perfection, if the prayer intercessor is willing to be taught. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit wants to be our Teacher. Oh, what wonderful lessons the Holy Spirit will teach if we are willing to spend the time in intercessory prayer!
The more time I spend in intercession, the more I am amazed at the eloquent patience and time that the Holy Spirit spends in teaching me and perfecting the inner parts of my thoughts and intentions. Remember that Paul says in Hebrews, “The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
What Paul is telling us in this Scripture, and what I have personally learned in prayer ~ when you pray and listen, God speaks His word into your heart. This word is quick and powerful, and able to do a surgeon’s job on the internal workings of your heart. The word God whispers to you, and by your actions of obedience, actually cleanses the workings of your innermost feelings. It even exposes the intentions of your heart and separates them from you.
Daily intercession in the Holy Ghost by speaking in tongues opens you up with the faith to receive words from God that you can obey. Your obedience then leads to internal perfection. Oh what joy, oh what splendor, to live in Him!