(Sheila's blog was orignally published @ http://www.sheilagravett.com/justasiamblogs on 4/29/2017)
As I awoke to another storm in Missouri, I turned on the television in hopes to have a lazy morning after a hectic week. After a few minutes of channel surfing I selected a show that would require minimal attention from me. As the show progressed the power signal waned and eventually the inevitable happened. The message came across the bottom of the screen, "signal loss", and the television screen went blurry followed by the sound going out.
Silence pursued silence as my thoughts then played out as to what to do as I waited out the, "signal loss". It was in those moments that I felt a tug on my heart and I considered - is this what we do in life? Do we fill in the time while we wait out the "signal losses" in our lives? Next came the scripture, Romans 8:26, "And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words."
When we are at a signal loss; when our prayers are so intense and deep that we don't know what to pray or what to do - do we just let there be silence and wait it out until the "signal" comes back in? Or do we turn to Him, even if it is with merely a sigh, signal to Him - allowing the Holy Spirit to give the expression when we do not have the words, lead us when we don't know where to go or turn, strengthen us when we are at our weakest. Do we let the Holy Spirit pray to God on our behalf?
The Holy Spirit inspires your prayers.
The Spirit's intercession begins in you and reaches to the Heavens.
Remember, when you don't know what to say, when it seems there's been a "signal loss", this is when you let the Spirit -who lives in every believer- pray for you.
Scriptures for encouragement:
Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints. (Eph. 6:18)
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (Heb. 4:15)
For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. (Heb. 10:20)
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. (Eph. 2:18)
Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. (1Peter 1:21)
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. (Ps. 42:1)
Learning to live daily with God's word in one hand and chocolate in the other!
Sheila Gravett, Author/Blogger/Speaker
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