Wise warriors are mightier than strong ones, and those who have knowledge than those who have strength; for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.
You can essentially “stupid-proof” your life by surrounding yourself with wise people. Anyone can do this, really. As we say over and over:
You become the average of the three to five people you spend the most time with.
I choose to surround myself with brilliant, loving people.
It will rub off on me.
A few ancient authorities render what we have as “Your kingdom come” with “Your Holy Spirit come upon us and cleanse us.”
This passage has been a game-changer for me.
Perseverance in prayer.
It is worth it.
He will answer. He will give the Holy Spirit.
How often we wuss out after praying for something for a week or even a meager few days, when God is prepared to answer, if only we keep asking, seeking, and knocking. Perhaps in His grand plan and infinite wisdom He wanted us to pray for 17 days for that thing we prayed for for only 9 days…
We have no idea what needs to happen in the invisible, spiritual realm in order for our request to be answered accordingly. Just check out Daniel 10:12-14 if you want your mind blown to bits for a few minutes.
We don’t know so much.