Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
April 19, 2014
He Prays for You
"Likewise, the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities; for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit itself [Himself] maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered" (Romans 8:26, KJV).
Prayer is our mighty force for supernatural living and the most personal, intimate approach to and relationship with God. Through the instrumentality of God's Holy Spirit, we have access to the Almighty, leading the way to supernatural living.
In some theological circles there is much skepticism and hesitancy about the Holy Spirit. We must not forget, however, that Jesus Himself had much to say about the Holy Spirit.
In John's gospel, for instance, Jesus explained to the disciples that it was necessary for Him to leave them in order that the Holy Spirit should come to them. "He shall guide you into all truth...He shall praise Me and bring Me great honor by showing you My glory" (John 16:13,14 LB).
Just as the Holy Spirit transformed the lives of the first- century disciples from spiritually impotent, frustrated, fruitless men into courageous witnesses for Christ, He wants to transform our lives in the same way. We need only to surrender ourselves and by faith we will be filled with His power.
It is the Holy Spirit who draws us to the Lord Jesus whom He came to glorify. He makes the difference between failure and success in the Christian life, between fruitlessness and fruitfulness in our witness. Through His filling of our lives with God's love and forgiveness we are "born again" into the family of God.
And it is the Holy Spirit who not only enables us to pray but who also prays on our behalf, as today's verse clearly points out.
Bible Reading: Romans 8:27-31
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: Today I will visualize, with deep joy and gratitude, the Holy Spirit Himself praying for me, beseeching God on my behalf.