The Power of the Holy Spirit
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans” (Romans 8:26).
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. We receive Him when we submit our lives to Christ Jesus. He is with us, always, to the end of every age, through the Holy Spirit of the Living God residing in us. The power of prayer has much to do with the Spirit! He translates for us and to us! Paul wrote,
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Ephesians 6:18).
The Spirit is active when we pray. “Search me, God,” Psalm 139:23 says, “and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” The closer we become to God, the more we understand His power and seek Him and rely on Him for the strength we need to navigate His purposes for our lives on this earth. We hold onto the hope we have in Jesus, by the Spirit of the Living God living in us. God is not coincidental. He knows all – He knows us – specifically and individually.
The Word of God, alive and active, has the power to transform our daily lives and the permanent countenance of our hearts. The Spirit is actively involved in this process. John wrote,
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:6).
“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1).
Life isn’t easy, nor were we promised it would be. Always, is a promise akin to never. The only One capable of truly upholding either is the Lord, Himself. But the Spirit, alive and active in us, makes it possible for us to do impossible things, in Christ. Prayer is powerful.
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