For one who speaks in an [unknown] tongue speaks not to men but to God, for no one understands or catches his meaning, because in the [Holy] Spirit he utters secret truths and hidden things [not obvious to the understanding]
(1 Corinthians 14:2- Amplified).
Praying in tongues every day will give you an ability to walk in the wisdom if God. Nothing else will give you the ability to tap into secret truths and hidden things not obvious to the understanding.
So many things are hidden from us: things about our future; answers to pressing problems; issues about our jobs and our finances; how to deal with testy relationships. I’ve found praying in the spirit to be a real key to practically hearing from heaven about everyday life.
The key is keeping at it. I pray in tongues everyday. And I seek to pray for at least an hour. The mind fights this because it doesn’t know what you’re saying and wants to be in control. The emotions many times are unaffected. But the results are always the same.
I usually don’t receive the wisdom when I’m praying; it comes later, like while I’m cutting the grass, running an errand, driving to an engagement, or when I’m awakened at night. Praying in the spirit tunes you into the spirit real; to the realm of your own spirit where God can get information through to you. It’s like you’re opening up a new avenue for information in your mind by praying in tongues. The path of information from your human spirit to your mind becomes accessible and clear.
Years ago after a season of praying in tongues, I was shaving, and not feeing spiritual at all. I suddenly had a desire to check the oil in my car. It was Monday morning and I never check my oil on Monday morning.
When I checked it, to my dismay I found a mixture of oil and water. I drove immediately to my mechanic who told me that my head gasket had burst. And then he told me something that surprised me. He said it had obviously just occurred. And because I had caught it in time, no damage had occurred to my engine. If I had waited, my engine would have been greatly damaged.
The Lord cared about that natural thing in my life and showed me what I did not know. It was hidden from me. But because I took time to pray about secret truths and hidden things, I was spared a greater expense.
I have hundreds of stories like this from over a thirty year period. It happens that I stumble upon secret truth and hidden things just about every week. Take time to pray in the spirit every day. Listen to that inward voice. Pay attention to those inward thoughts and desires that seem fleeting and small. It may that the Lord is revealing some secret truths and hidden things to you. It will save you time, heartache, and sometimes money. And you’ll be able to tap into a new source of wisdom from above.