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When we pray February 2, 2008

Posted by Kevin in Holiness, Holy Spirit, Pray, Prayer.
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What happens when we pray?

Emilie Griffin says the following in her book, Clinging – The Experience of Prayer.

“What happens to people who pray is that their inward life gradually takes over from their outward life.”

I think this is one of the keys to understanding the life of holiness. So often we feel the need to struggle and strain to produce holiness from the depths of our being. Like it was there all along. We just needed to squeeze it out. But that is not the way it is. Rather, as we pray and seek holiness, the Holy Spirit begins to change us slowly from the inside out. And the end result is that we are not squeezing holiness out of ourselves so much as allowing it to flow from our heart that has been changed by God.

How does this fit with your understanding of Holiness and Entire Sanctification?

It reminds me that I must maintain a residence in my heart fit for the Holy Spirit to dwell. Only then will I be able to live a holy life. Only then will people see Jesus in me.