Friday deer season begins! As a kid, I remember hardly being able to sleep because I was so excited. Now, I am looking forward most to being with the hunting crew, many whom I have hunted with for three decades. Hard to imagine that much time has passed. Lots of great memories!
Today, I’m going to share Dr. David Jeremiah’s devotional. It is spot on for where I am at right now. You’ll be seeing lots of posts on this theme in the days to come. For today, I’ll let Dr. Jeremiah write.
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
We try so hard to be self-sufficient. Although we delight in helping others out of our strength, it takes a giant swallow of our pride to accept help. We avoid feelings of brokenness and dependence. We would rather struggle for months on end before admitting we need help. This tendency stunts our growth because it rejects the help and power God has provided.
Although unseen, the Holy Spirit is the invisible hero dwelling within us. God knows our weakness and provided the Holy Spirit to guide, strengthen, and sustain us. The Spirit comes to our rescue time and again. We are loved and our weakness is never mocked. When God calls us, we can rest assured that the Holy Spirit will equip us through His insight and power. The evidence is clear in both the life of Christ and the lives of His followers.
The first thing that accounts for God’s using D. L. Moody so mightily was that he was a fully surrendered man. Every ounce of that two-hundred-and-eighty-pound body of his belonged to God; everything he was and everything he had, belonged wholly to God.
R. A. Torrey
Isn’t that awesome!
Father, Jesus was right. Without him, I can do nothing. Please let me rest so that this idea can sink deep into my spirit. Amen.
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