I’ve often used this illustration: How many of you have ever taught a teen to drive an automobile? That will brighten up your prayer life, won’t it? Now, if you’ve taught someone to drive a car—I wasn’t there, but I think I know this much—you most likely showed them the brake pedal before you showed them the accelerator. And you most likely showed them the brake pedal before you gave them the ignition key. Isn’t that right?
Now suppose that teen says, “Pop, I’m not interested in the brake. Show me how to make it go.” You would probably just take the keys back and put them in your pocket and say, “You’re not ready yet.”
You will never know the release of the Spirit until you know the restraint of the Spirit. You will never know the “go” until you know the “no.” God gives the Holy Spirit to those that obey Him.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! From there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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