Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Word of the Day.... January 15, 2013


We Have An Advocate

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.  Romans 8:26

There are times when you are so overwhelmed, so discouraged, or so afraid that you don't know what to do or how to pray. You just feel lost and alone.  The truth is you are not alone.  Never forget that you have a helper living right inside of you. He comes inside each Christian the moment we accept Jesus into our heart. Call upon the Holy Spirit and He will help you. The Holy Spirit helps us to pray.


Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as a Helper: "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever" (John 14:16). The word "Helper" that Jesus used comes from the Greek word parakletos, which means, "called alongside to help." It could also be translated as "aide" or "assistant." Some versions translate parakletos as "advocate," which is applied to Jesus in 1 John 2:1: "And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate [parakletos] with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." 

Jesus said that He would never leave us as orphans and He didn’t!!! The Holy Spirit has come to help you, to aid you, to assist you in your prayer. The Holy Spirit has come to be an advocate and plead your cause before the Father, to intercede for you. Why? Because we don't always know how to put words to our prayers.  That is when He will take over if we allow Him to.


The good news is that sometimes just a sigh or a groan will do. Prayer is not so much about the petitions you bring before God, although it can include that. Sometimes the most profound prayers are a sigh or a groan when you are overwhelmed and don't know what to say. The Bible tells us, "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" (Romans 8:26).



God knows what we are really thinking. He knows what we really need. So we can cry out to Him, knowing the Holy Spirit will intercede on our behalf.  I am so happy that I belong to such a loving God!!!  He has provided everything we need for every step we take in our walk with Him. He is such an AWESOME GOD!!! I hope that you all have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 


2 comments:

I love your sincerity. I like it over here, you know. :)

Ahh Thank you Rosey!!! You are a bright light in my day!!! May God bless you!!! :):)

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