For the last few years, energy drinks like Red Bull have captured the attention and wallets of an energy-drained, overextended American population. Our doing too much for too long has pushed us to grab ahold of anything that might give us an additional jolt of oomph so that we can further overextend ourselves.

red bullCan I suggest a Red Bull alternative? Pray in the Spirit! This has to be true. The world-traveling, seemingly never-stopping Apostle Paul must have had some revelation about this when he wrote, “A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally in the Lord …” 1 Corinthians 14:4 (New Living Translation). No wonder Paul stated that he prayed in tongues more than his counterparts. (1 Corinthians 14:18) His assignment and schedule dictated that he draw from the supernatural, heavenly energy and building up that comes from praying in the Spirit.

What’s your schedule like? Is it too full, fast, and draining? Allow me to suggest that you follow Paul’s example and make time to pray in the language of heaven. Push life’s all-consuming, high-pressure rat race to the side. It’s through  your praying in the Spirit that you obtain that which you so desperately need, being “strengthened personally in the Lord.”

One more admonition. Don’t wait until it is a convenient time. That time never comes. Something will ALWAYS be pulling for your time. So, MAKE time. In fact, right now would be a great time to start energizing your spirit. Everything else can and will wait. Pray in the Spirit!