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Praying in Tongues Builds You Up

The one who speaks in a tongue builds himself up (1 Cor. 14:4 NET)

God uses the figure of a house to depict how He builds up our lives. When you were saved, He layed the foundation of your spiritual house. God now wants you to construct a gigantic structure upon that foundation.

When you pray in tongues, you are a builder actively erecting your spiritual stucture! You are building yourself up. You are strengthening your spirit, soul, and body and adding virtues to your life. As you pray in tongues, you will receive power, wisdom, direction, health, etc. Whoever prays in tongues edifies or builds himself up. Are you feeling weak? Build yourself up!


Dwell on the Word above to ensure you really get what God is saying.


Ask the Father for grace to pray in tongues much more than you have before.


Praying in tongues is not a measure of spiritual maturity or some mystical religious, born-again experience. It is a powerful tool in your hands to build up your life. Countless times, as I stuggled to figure out what to do, the answer just suddenly came as I prayed in tongues. Your mind is refreshed with wisdom as you build yourself up. Spend time praying in tongues today!

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