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Romans 8: I pray for what I can not see

Posted by adventbiblestudy on August 2, 2011


(Romans 8:24) For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

If I already have what I want, why would I hope for it? The more important things in life are what I should hope for. A real following of Christ, the hope of His soon coming, true happiness and joy, a love that can not be described. All of these result in a life changing transformation.

 

 

(Romans 8:25) But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

I can not touch, handle, or hold onto love, or joy on my own. I can not restrain or demand love. A real following of Christ can not be seen, or planed, only request, and hoped for. This requires patience beyond my ability. This can only be achieved through the work of the Spirit.

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; (1 Thessalonians 1:3)

 

 

(Romans 8:26-27) Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

How can I ask for things I have never known? Unless I have walked 100% with Jesus, how can I ask for the changes in my life I need to achieve? Unless I have known perfect love, how will I know what to ask for? On my own I will never find the steps that will lead me to experience these? I must ask for things I have never known. I ask the Spirit to work on my short comings, to take me to a level I have never known. I do not even know what to ask for, so the Spirit searches my heart, knows my needs, and offers a prayer to God for the changes I could never ask for. All of this is done in the perfect will of God.

 

 

(Romans 8:28) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

When I am called according to God’s purpose, everything in my life, every action, encounter, word must show the praises of God. Every aspect of my life will show the love I have for God. All things work together to share the experience I have with God.

One Response to “Romans 8: I pray for what I can not see”

  1. adventbiblestudy said

    The Secret

    One day, one friend asked another, “How is it that you are always so happy? You have so much energy, and you never seem to get down.”

    With her eyes smiling, she said, “I know the Secret!”

    “What secret is that?”

    To which she replied, “I’ll tell you all about it, but you have to promise to share the Secret with others.”

    “The Secret is this: I have learned there is little I can do in my life that will make me truly happy.
    I must depend on God to make me happy and to meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to trust God to supply according to HIS riches. I have learned most of the time I don’t need half of what I think I do. He has never let me down. Since I learned that ‘Secret’, I am happy.”

    The questioner’s first thought was, “That’s too simple!” But upon reflecting over her own life she recalled how she thought a bigger house would make her happy, but it didn’t! She thought a better paying job would make her happy, but it hadn’t. When did she realize her greatest happiness? Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren, playing games, eating pizza or reading a story, a simple gift from God.

    Now you know it too! We can’t depend on people to make us happy. Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can do that. Trust HIM! And now I pass the Secret on to you! So once you get it, what will you do?

    YOU have to tell someone the Secret, too!
    That GOD in His wisdom will take care of YOU!

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