Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
The word of God is vital for our relationship with God. We need to be in God’s word daily reading it, studying it, and meditating upon it. We need to spend time in prayer before reading God’s word, allowing the Holy Spirit to soften our hearts and giving us eyes to see and ears to hear. It is so important that we not only spend time praying in our understanding, but also praying in the Spirit.
In scripture there is a definitive difference between praying in our understanding and praying in the Spirit. If we fail to understand what praying in the Spirit means we need to seek the Lord for revelation and understanding. But if our desire is to truly understand the depths of God’s word then it requires that we have a deep, disciplined prayer life. When we spend time in the Lord’s presence and seek Him in the place of prayer it will prepare our hearts to receive all that He has for us, and open our hearts to understand the deep things of His kingdom.