Acceptance of All Things

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 8:

26 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.

27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

The Holy Spirit is critical to my existence and calling for it is the Holy Spirit Himself who makes intercession for me, especially when I have need for further revelation for my particular situation.  I am sure this is the case for many others as well.  I implicitly trust FATHER’S plan and path HE has me on while I am walking it out without the benefit of seeing the big picture.  “All things” must include those aspects which may go against church teaching on living life without any of the hazards many of us experience in life.  Paul was shipwrecked and his experience must be included in “all things working together” even though none of us would look forward to such an experience.   This is where trust in FATHER and reliance on the Holy Spirit making intercession becomes critical in our walk.

We must not let others determine the state of our relationship with FATHER.  If something bad happens to me, there are those who would immediately consider that I must be under some type of judgment by FATHER.  Did that cut or bruise arise out of something I failed to do right?  Each of us must endure challenges in our lives in order to qualify as “overcomers”.  FATHER provides us the Holy Spirit to intercede for us as we are walking out such challenges.  Praying in THE SPIRIT is an important part of our walk with FATHER and promotes the intimacy each of us needs when addressing the severe and sustained challenges we face.  Jesus declared the importance of The Holy Spirit when He commissioned the disciples in Matthew chapter 28:

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

We must never underestimate the importance of our relationship with The Holy Spirit when we are in the midst of overcoming the challenges set before us.  As Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 14:

18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all;

19 yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Paul was not reluctant to pray in tongues nor am I.  However, we should teach others in a manner they can understand and pray in THE SPIRIT when we individually know not how to pray in a particular situation.  Let us accept all of FATHER’S gifts to be used in their appropriate manner and without reluctance.  There will be challenges confronting us requiring all of FATHER’S resources so let us not be reluctant to use everything FATHER has provided for us in overcoming these challenges.

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