"In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not
know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for
us with groanings too deep for words;" Romans 8:26
How I've missed this verse before boggles mind. I so love how the
bible is living and breathing and cuts straight to the marrow.
Today I was at a sweet friends house and I found out she could sew.
Out of nowhere I asked if she could teach me how to sew. For some
woman this question wouldn't seem like a big deal. The gravity of this
question for me is huge. To put it bluntly, if I had died five years
ago this kind of a question would have made me turn over in my grave.
As I was thinking about the changes God has so graciously made in my
life Romans 8:26 came to mind. I am not wise enough to even know how
to truly pray for myself yet the Spirit prays for me with groanings
too deep for words. Too deep for words? The mere thought of that makes
my breath catch in my chest. It's almost more than my little human
mind can handle. The utmost love of that kind of prayer and the life
change I've reaped because of it is in itself too deep for words.
I would have never prayed to have my heart change the way it has about
being a wife and a mother. Les reminded me this evening that the
reason why we got married in April instead of March was because of
college basketball. This by the way was per MY request not his. I was
a March Maddness junkie. Okay maybe not a junkie but I watched plenty
of games and knew what was going on in the world of college ball. I
loved it! Now I can't even remember the last game I've watched and I
hardly even remember the love I once had for it. As a wife and momma
to four amazing kids basketball has lost it's appeal.
I believe God loved me enough to pray for that heart change. He knew I
would have no idea how great being a wife and mom could actually be
that He prayed that my hard heart would change. Change and heal it has
and I'm so thankful.
Deep groanings too deep for words. May my heart begin to be that
greatful for the Lover of my soul.
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