Praying in tongues daily is a good habit that every believer should have. Prayer is crucial in our walk of salvation and there is no excuse why someone should not pray daily.
Because praying can be hard sometimes, God gave us the gift of speaking in tongues to help us pray efficiently.
God is wise. Before He asked us to pray without ceasing, He empowered us to pray by giving us the gift of praying in tongues.
Praying daily is easier when you have the gift of praying in tongues. For those who have the gift, it is important to approach praying in tongues daily the right way or else it may turn out to be a waste of time.
The following are key things to remember when developing the habit of praying in tongues daily:
Praying in Tongues Daily: Important Things to Remember
1. Treasure Love above Praying in Tongues Daily
Praying in tongues daily is a good habit but it does not rank higher than love. The Bible tells us in 1st Corinthians 13 that speaking in tongues without love is like the noise of an empty vessel.
It is not uncommon for some believers to treasure speaking in tongues daily over showing love to God and their neighbors.
When Jesus summarized the entire law, He asked us to love our God and our neighbor as ourselves. Everything else we do should work to enable us fulfill the commandment that Jesus left us with.
When you pray in tongues daily, you get edified. Through the edification, you become a blessing to others.
When praying in tongues, God will give you revelations. You can share with other believers those revelations to build up the body of Christ.
Speaking in tongues daily also sharpens spiritual gifts in us. With sharp spiritual gifts, we can serve better in the body of Christ.
The aim of praying in tongues daily is to bring out the fruit of the Spirit. Love is a result of having the Spirit of God.
As you embark on praying in tongues daily, ask yourself if the habit is helping you bring out the fruit of the Spirit. When you manifest the fruit of the Spirit, you will know that speaking in tongues daily is helping you.
2. Praying in Tongues Daily takes time to show results
When you start speaking in tongues daily, don’t expect to see tremendous changes immediately. You may be lucky to get good results early but it usually takes time before you start seeing results.
Pray in tongues daily until you forget what a day without praying in tongues feels like. When you get to such levels, you will see manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit in your life.
One day you will find yourself easily forgiving someone for doing something terrible to you. It is at that moment that you will remember that you have been praying in tongues daily.
Another day you will be consulted concerning a matter and that is when you will realize that God has given you great wisdom.
There are so many blessings that God deposits in us when we pray in tongues but we never know until when God reveals them.
King Solomon was gifted with wisdom. Until the day he wisely judged between the two women who were battling over the living child, few people knew he had great wisdom from God.
When you pray in tongues daily and it feels as if there is nothing happening, don’t give up. You already have great gifts deposited in you waiting for the right time for them to manifest.
3. Praying in Tongues Daily is Tough
Yes, praying in tongues is a gift of the Holy Spirit and it takes no human effort. But that does not mean praying in tongues daily is easy.
The devil knows the damage you will do to his kingdom when you pray in tongues daily. As you are edified, you become a big threat to the devil.
Because of that, the devil will come up with every scheme possible to keep you from speaking in tongues daily.
The schemes will range from doubts in your head to people interrupting your prayer schedule. On some days, you will feel exhausted to speak in tongues.
On other days, you will feel speaking in tongues is pointless. Your tongues will feel like empty words. On such days, remember that the devil is working to weaken your faith.
The wise thing to do is push through and worry about it later. If you set yourself to pray in tongues for 1 hour daily, do the one hour of prayer regardless of how you feel.
You may skip praying in tongues for a day or two but don’t let that stop you. It is normal for praying in tongues daily to be tough.
It is especially tough for those who have recently received the gift of speaking in tongues; so many doubts, so many questions, so much resistance.
I pray in tongues on a daily basis. I can’t remember the last day I didn’t speak in tongues. But before I became consistent, I had to get over many obstacles.
Some obstacles were physical others spiritual. There was a time I was afraid of speaking in tongues when I knew someone was hearing me. During those days, I used to live with my brother. On days that my brother didn’t leave the house, I didn’t pray in tongues.
But God helped me to overcome that fear.
Whatever obstacle is hindering you from speaking in tongues daily, work hard to get over it. It is worth it.
Praying in Tongues Daily: Conclusion
There are many obstacles to praying in tongues daily but it is a habit worth fighting to develop. The benefits of praying in tongues daily are beyond our imagination.
The more we pray in tongues, the more we are transformed to be like Christ. Who doesn’t want to be like Christ?
The fact that the Bible asks us to pray without ceasing shows that praying daily is important for us. What easier way is there to pray without ceasing if not praying in tongues?
May God help us be consistent in praying in tongues daily!