Thank you for reading
Fellowship with God in the Sixth Path
at fellowshipwithgod.org and for sending me
When I saw your
request, I immediately began asking God to provide an answer for you.
In broad terms, the
answer to your question is scriptural prayer
... In other words, prayerfully
meditate on scripture and pray the prayers endorsed by scripture. Intricate
details of how to have intimate fellowship with God are provided in Fellowship with God in the Sixth Path
. That is the purpose of every chapter in the
It is also important to practice scriptural prayer with another believer. Just set aside an hour with one or more who follow Christ. Take a book of the Bible, Ephesians for example. Read the first few verses and answer three questions:
1) What does it say about God?
2) What does it say about man?
3) What does it say that we can pray?
Then pray the prayers that you discussed.
Next time you meet, pick up where you left off and pray through the entire book of Ephesians from beginning to end.
Here are some more detailed suggestions to help you get started:
To learn how to prayerfully meditate
on the scriptures in the Bible read subchapters 1.1 – 1.3 of Fellowship with God in the Sixth Path
Ask God to draw you into a particular book of the Bible. 1 John and Ephesians come to mind. You could turn to 1 John and prayerfully meditate on the first four verses. Talk to God about these verses with questions and praise for as long as He draws you into those words... possibly for half an hour... possibly for three months. Instead of prayerfully meditating through a book of the Bible, you could also begin by prayerfully meditating on the scriptures in the introduction and subchapter 1.1 of this book.
Next, I suggest that
you pray the Endorsed Prayers. These are
presented and explained in chapter 4. Chapter 3 explains the invisible spiritual
realm so you can understand how the Holy Spirit and the unholy spirits are
interacting with you.
As a first step into
the Endorsed Prayers, make the Endorsed Prayer of faith and the Endorsed Prayer
of obedience a permanent part of your daily prayer life. In these prayers, you
ask God to multiply your faith (subchapter 4.3a) and you ask God to grant
obedience to you (subchapter 4.3f).
The two Endorsed Prayers
regarding Temptation are also particularly helpful (subchapter 4.3g and 4.3h).
Nine prayer acrostics are
provided in subchapter 4.8. The acrostic PRAY reminds us of what to do when we read scripture. Another acrostic tells us who
to pray for. Seven acrostics tell us what
to pray. Since there are seven, you can pray a different one on each day of the week. So, you can pray KINGS on Monday, FOLLOW CHRIST on Tuesday, THE WAY on Wednesday, POWER on Thursday and etc.
My first suggestion
above was that you prayerfully meditate on scripture as described in
subchapters 1.1 – 1.3. I will quote a portion of subchapter 1.1 below. It is helpful to keep these words in mind as you read scripture:
"But please do not do one thing.
Please do not read alone. He is within you. In your spirit turn to Him who is
within. As you read, turn. If your heart is distracted from Him, turn again.
Turn again and again and again. Over time, your times of intimacy will
lengthen. Your times of reading alone will shorten. Its a growth process. You
will be reading scripture in fellowship with God who is within.
time, reading scripture in fellowship will spill over into other areas of life.
You will find yourself working in fellowship, talking to a friend in
fellowship, sharing your faith in fellowship. It has been a very slow process
for me. But turning in your spirit, to Him who is within, will become
spontaneous, natural and powerful over time.
closing words of the introduction to this book were:
enter into this fellowship, the heart must touch what the eye cannot see. It
all depends on what happens in one particular moment... in that very second
when we come into contact with the word of God. That moment is the foundation
of this book. It is from that moment, which this fellowship with God unfolds.
Chapter 1 will focus on that moment."
closing, I offer this prayer for you:
Lord of Heaven and earth, I offer you praise for who you are and
what you have done. You are full of wisdom, power, grace, love and justice. I
lift up Ayoola to you and on Ayoola's
behalf make this request. Out of Your great power and grace, please multiply faith, intimacy, insight, strength and power, all for Your glory and for Your
glory alone! Amen.
If you have other questions or comments, please contact me again!
Your brother in Christ,